This volume traces more than two thousand years of timeless masterpieces that have become universal symbols of the genius of humankind, from the mask of Tutankhamen to The Scream by Edward Munch. Organized chronologically, each work is presented through a meticulously researched text that analyzes the techniques employed by the artist and places each art work in its historical context. Spotlighting such instantly recognizable masterworks as The Venus de Milo, The Mona Lisa, and Picasso s Guernica, and seminal works by such artistic pioneers as Giotto, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Katsushika Hokusai, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall, and Dali, Masterpieces of Art presents an unsurpassed collection of works. Spanning the centuries and the globe, this volume brings us the world s most important and most influential sculptures, mosaics, frescoes and paintings. With its insightful text and hundreds of excellent reproductions, this volume belongs on the bookshelf of all art enthusiasts and art professionals as well as students of art history.