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Exploring 6,000 years of art history through 800 artworks from the collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, this impressive book examines how artists see the world and inspire each other with common themes, sensibilities, materials and techniques. Flowers, for example, have been seen in art for millennia, from Tutankhamun to the Dutch Golden Age, from Van Gogh’s still lifes to Georgia O’Keeffe’s monumental close-ups. Seen side by side, Art = reveals new connections between artists of different times and places, offering a fresh perspective on popular works. Enlightening essays written by the Met’s experts, accompanied by 1,000 illustrations, create an enlightening tour through this unsurpassed collection, with a foldout, detachable timeline offering further perspective.

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