Rather than organize these "100 essential artworks"
by date or artist, art journalist Chloë Ashby groups them loosely by commonalities: nudes by Titian, Camille Claudel, and David Hockney are included in the chapter "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
; ordinary objects and scenes are rendered extraordinary by Mary Cassatt, Chaïm Soutine, and Jasper Johns in the "Out of the Ordinary"
chapter; revolutionary works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jacques-Louis David, and the Guerrilla Girls are found in "To the Barricades.
" Each image is accompanied by a brief write-up about the artist and artwork, along with tips for additional reading, viewing, and further study. While away a summer day studying great art…without leaving home! (KG)