What power does great art have? In Looking at a Masterpiece, the reader will discover the surprising answer—that great art can “influence our whole lives.”
As author Madeleine Stebbins explains, "Great art deepens the soul, inspiring a thirst for greatness and purifying it of what is base. It opens our minds to a clearer perception of truth and our imaginations to a more radiant vision of moral goodness and nobility."
In Looking at a Masterpiece, Stebbins explores the themes of more than forty of the world’s finest artistic treasures—from masters such as Piero della Francesca, Hans Holbein, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and more. The book includes full color, high-quality reproductions of these great works of art.
Stebbins directs the reader to consider not only the timeless masterpieces presented, but the universal truths they illuminate, infusing her commentary with the wisdom of saints, popes, theologians, historians, and poets. Explore the transcendent longings of the human heart and discover the transformative power of great art in Looking at a Masterpiece.