Modern Art. A History from Impressionism to Today

Modern Art. A History from Impressionism to Today

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Modern Matters

A blow-by-blow account of groundbreaking modernism

Most art historians agree that the modern art adventure first developed in the 1860s in Paris. A circle of painters, whom we now know as Impressionists, began painting pictures with rapid, loose brushwork. They turned to everyday street life for subjects, instead of overblown heroic scenes, and they escaped the power of the Salon by organizing their own independent exhibitions.

After this first assault on the artistic establishment, there was no holding back. In a constant desire to challenge, innovate, and inspire, one modernist style supplanted the next: Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, abstract art, renewed Realism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimal and conceptual practice.

This indispensable overview traces the restless energy of modern art with a year-by-year succession of the groundbreaking artworks that shook standards and broke down barriers. Introductory essays outline the most significant and influential movements alongside explanatory texts for each major work and its artist.

“Groundbreaking works by pioneers of modernism.”

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The editor:

Hans Werner Holzwarth is a book designer and editor, with numerous publications mainly on contemporary art and photography. His TASCHEN titles include Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen, Neo Rauch, Ai Weiwei, Darren Almond. Fullmoon, and David Hockney. A Bigger Book.

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Modern Art. A History from Impressionism to Today

Hans Werner Holzwarth

Hardcover, 14 x 19.5 cm, 696 pages

£ 15

ISBN 978-3-8365-5539-5 (English)

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