ABOU T THE AU THOR Irene Korn is the author of eight non- ction books and hundreds of magazine articles on travel and culture that have appeared in nationwide publications. Her interest in art, religion, and culture is longstanding, and she has travelled extensively, studying both contemporary art and culture as well as the historical evolution of many dierent societies. A former magazine editor, Ms. Korn devotes her time to writing and lecturing in New York City, where she resides.
P I C T U R E C R ED I T S 5 Naturhistoriches Museum/Vienna—Art Resource, New York 6, 119, 126, 127 e Museum of Modern Art, New York 8-9, 34, 36, 39, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 58, 62, 66, 67, 68 (top), 72-73, 74, 77, 80, 81, 82-83, 85, 91 Art Resource, New York 11 Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg—Art Resource, New York 12-13, 18, 23, 108 e British Museum, London 14, 15 (right) e University Museum of Archaeological and Anthropology, Philadelphia 15 (left) Egyptian Museum, Cairo Art Resource, New York 16 Archaeological Museum, Herakleion—Art Resource, New York 17 Picture Perfect, USA/Charles Bowman 19 National Museum of India, New Delhi—Art Resource, New York 20, 116 Art Institute of Chicago, 21 Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 22 Historical Museum, Beijing—Art Resource, New York 24-25 China Stock/Dennis Cox 26, 70 Vatican Museum, Rome—Art Resource, New York 27 Acropolis Museum, Athens Art Resource, New York 28, 35 Museo Capitolino, Rome—Art Resource, New York 29 National Archaeological Museum, Athens—Art Resource, New York 30 National Archaeological Museum, Naples—Art Resource, New York 31 Archaeological Museum, Olympia—Art Resource, New York 32 Museo delle Terme, Rome—Art Resource, New York 33, 38, 71, 88-89, 95, 100 (bottom), 118 Musée du Louvre, Paris—Art Resource, New York 37 e British Museum, London—Art Resource, New York 40-41, 69, 79 Galleria degli U¤zi, Florence—Art Resource, New York 42 Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, Bayeux—Art Resource, New York 43 Trinity College Library, Dublin—Art Resource, New York 48 Musée Condé, Chantilly—Art Resource, New York 50 (top and bottom) Phyllis Sternau 52, 55 Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City 53 National Museum, Madras—Art Resource, New York 54 National Palace Museum, Taibei 56-57 e Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 59, 60, 115 National Gallery, London—Art Resource, New York 61 (top), 86 Alte Pinokothek, Munich—Art Resource, New York 62-63, 65 68 (bottom), 84, 90, 100 (top), 124-25 Museo del Prado, Madrid—Art Resource, New York 64 Museo di Campodimonte, Naples—Art Resource, New York 75 Galleria dell’ Accademia, Florence—Art Resource, New York 76, 78 Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna—Art Resource, New York 87 Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan 92, 93 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 94 Wallace Collection, London—Art Resource, New York 96 (top), 113 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland 96 (bottom) Nezu Institute of Arts, Tokyo 97 Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, California Superstock, New York 98, 102, 104-105, 109 (top) and bottom), 112 Musée d’Orsay, Paris—Art Resource, New York 99 Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 101 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels—Art Resource, New York 103, 107, 114, 120-121 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 106 Musée Rodin, Paris—Art Resource, New York 117 National Gallery, Oslo—Art Resource, New York 122 Osterreichsche Galerie, Vienna—Art Resource, New York 123 Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania 110-111 e St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
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FRONT COVER I LLUSTRAT IONS (outside, clockwise from top left) e Starry Night , Vincent Van Gogh e Museum of Modem Art, N.Y Discobolus (Discus rower) , Roman copy after a bronze original by Myron. Museo delle Terme, Rome/Art Resource, N.Y. Arrangement in Black and Grey: e Artist’s Mother , James Abbott McNeill Whistler Musée d’Orsay, Paris/Art Resource, N.Y. e Garden of Earthly Delights , Hieronymus Bosch Museo del Prado, Madrid/Art Resource, N.Y. FRONT COVER I LLUSTRAT IONS A Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks , Li Cheng Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Kansas Last Judgment Before Osiris, from the Book of the Dead of Hunefer , British Museum, London/Art Resource, N.Y. BACK COVER I LLUSTRAT ION e Scream , Edvard Munch, Nasjonalgallereit (National Gallery) Oslo/Art Resource, N.Y. Cover design by Mark Weinberg Copyright © 2018 by Mason Crest, an imprint of National Highlights, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission from the publisher. Printed and bound in the United States of America. First printing 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 ISBN (hardback) 978-1-4222-3935-3 ISBN (series) 978-1-4222-3930-8 ISBN (ebook) 978-1-4222-7857-4 Cataloging-in-Publication Data on le with the Library of Congress Copyright ©MMIX by New Line Books Limited. All rights reserved. (inside, clockwise from top left) Mona Lisa , Leonardo Da Vinci Musée du Louvre, Paris/Art Resource, N.Y.
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