"The World's Greatest Art" covers the entire range of painted art from the mid 1200s to the modern day, reaching through the cradle of European discovery and the dynamo of North American art to traditional forms in the Far and Middle East. This unique approach and the powerful, visual appeal of the paintings within provide a breathtaking degree of richness and diversity. The core section is organised by era with an entry for each painter, giving equal prominence to traditional and modern artists form every part of the world. Each entry offers essential information about the artist, including influences, key words and associated artists. The art, some of it rarely seen, has been researched from a huge range of sources, from the leading galleries and museums of the world, to top auction houses like Christie's and Sotheby's, and from private collections to paintings given directly by many living artists.