Contemporary Art A Very Short Introduction


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Contemporary Art A Very Short Introduction

Contemporary Art A Very Short Introduction Author by : Julian Stallabrass
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-03-23
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
ISBN : 9780191578106
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Total Download : 720

Contemporary art has never been so popular - but what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? What is its role today, and who is controlling its future? Bloody toy soldiers, gilded shopping carts, and embroidered tents. Contemporary art is supposed to be a realm of freedom where artists shock, break taboos, flout generally received ideas, and switch between confronting viewers with works of great emotional profundity and jaw-dropping triviality. But away from shock tactics in the gallery, there are many unanswered questions. Who is really running the art world? What effect has America's grow
Category: Art

Modern Art A Very Short Introduction

Modern Art A Very Short Introduction Author by : David Cottington
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005-02-24
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780192803641
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Total Download : 867

Through an investigation of the history of modern art, the contemporary relevance of this pivotal artistic movement is explained. Concise and accessible, Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction interrogates the ideas of modern art. It questions the notions of what qualifies as 'modern', and explores the ways in which modern art relates to contemporary and postmodern movements. Provocative and engaging, Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction is an ideal guide for gallery goers, students, and all those either interested in, or confused by, the idea of modern art.
Category: Art

Christian Art

Christian Art Author by : Beth Williamson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-06-24
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780192803283
File Size : 53,8 Mb
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This work decodes the key themes, signs and symbols found in Christian art - the Eucharist, the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary. It also explores the theological and historical background of Christian imagery, from the devotional works of the medieval and Renaissance periods, to the 21st century.
Category: Art

Dada And Surrealism A Very Short Introduction

Dada And Surrealism A Very Short Introduction Author by : David Hopkins
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-04-08
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
ISBN : 9780191577697
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Total Download : 635

The avant-garde movements of Dada and Surrealism continue to have a huge influence on cultural practice, especially in contemporary art, with its obsession with sexuality, fetishism, and shock tactics. In this new treatment of the subject, Hopkins focuses on the many debates surrounding these movements: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, issues of quality (How good is Dali?), the idea of the 'readymade', attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, attitudes to women, fetishism, and primitivism. The international nature of these movements is examined, covering the cities of Zuri
Category: Art
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