Paris : Musée du Louvre Editions ; Milan : 5 Continents, c2005.
589 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

"Covering a period of production that spans from antiquity to the nineteenth century, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the varied forms of artistic expression involving the use of coloured pigments by presenting over 1,000 works held in the Musee du Louvre that can be defined as "paintings" of some kind."--BOOK JACKET.