Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

Serial No. FR0023#
Title Modern : A Very Short Introduction
Author(s) David Cottington
Publisher OUP Oxford
Series Art, , , Painting,
Year 2005
Pages 168
ISBN 0192803646
Size 3.9 MB
Extension PDF

Public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of the Tate Modern in and the Bilbao Guggenheim. Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction engages general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its relevance and .

The book focuses on interrogating the of “modern” art by asking such questions as: What makes a work of art qualify as modern, or fail to? How has this selection been made? What is the relationship between modern and contemporary art? Is “” art no longer modern, or just no longer modernist? In either case, why–and what does this claim mean, both for art and the idea of “the modern?”

Cottingham examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet’s Dejeuner sur L’Herbe (1863) to ’s Les Demoiselles, and Tracey Emin’s Bed (1999). He also looks at the role of the dealer from the main Cubist art dealer Kahnweiler, to Charles Saatchi.

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