The Vatican: All the Paintings

The Complete Collection of Old Masters, Plus More than 300 Sculptures, Maps, Tapestries, and Other Artifacts


By Anja Grebe

Introduction by Ross King

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Discover the artistic wonders of the Vatican, from the Sistine Chapel to Raphael's frescoes, with the New York Times bestselling book The Vatican: All the Paintings; now in a practical and elegant paperback format.

The Vatican is home to dozens of museums and palaces which house one the finest art collections in the world. Every painting and fresco on display in the Vatican museums by the Old Masters—pre-19th century European painting—plus a selection of more than 300 other works of art including modern painting, sculpture, tapestries, and other artifacts, is presented in this book.
Organized into 22 sections representing the museums and areas of the Vatican, including the Pinacoteca (painting gallery), the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartments, the Vatican Palaces, and St. Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican: All the Paintings includes 976 works of art. This paperback edition covers not only Christian art but also includes works from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, as well as many other works of religious and secular art right up to and including a selection of 20th century art and artifacts. One hundred and eighty of the most iconic and significant works of art are illuminated by art historian Anja Grebe with discussions on the key attributes of the masterpiece.
With an introduction by Ross King, bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, this stunning collection of nearly 1,000 historic works of art is a must-have for every art lover, student, and armchair traveler.

On Sale
Mar 31, 2020
Page Count
542 pages

Anja Grebe

About the Author

Anja Grebe teaches art history at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. She has taken part in numerous international research projects and exhibitions and has published extensively on medieval and modern art history. Grebe is also the author of The Vatican: All the Paintings. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.

Ross King is the bestselling author of books on Italian, French and Canadian art and history. Among his books are Brunelleschi’s Dome, Michelangelo, and The Pope’s Ceiling, and Leonardo and The Last Supper. King also serves on the council of Academic Advisors for Friends of Florence, a fundraising charity that ensures the survival of Florence’s art and architectural treasures. When not traveling for work or pleasure, he lives in the historic town of Woodstock, near Oxford, with his wife Melanie.

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