This vibrant reference guide profiles 50 major artists alongside their representative works. The entries are presented in an eye-catching format that includes brief biographies and critical analyses, alongside illustrations of the artists' most famous works. Featuring 200 full colour illustrations this book also includes a glossary of important terms, information about relevant movements and techniques, and a timeline that puts the artists in context. Arranged chronologically, the selection of artists includes every major artistic movement and development since the Gothic period, giving readers a clear understanding of the evolution of the visual arts. Perfect for casual reading or easy reference, this accessible overview is a fun and practical art history lesson that everyone can enjoy.