How to Read a Modern Painting

How to Read a Modern Painting



Jon Thompson is Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at Middlesex University.

The complex themes and characteristics of modern art can intimidate and baffle the casual observer. In this accessible, practical guide, Jon Thompson explores more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each painting’s meaning.

Beginning with the Barbizon school and the Realist movement of the mid-19th century and continuing right up to the 1980s avant-garde, he analyses works by some of the greatest and most popular artists of the modern era, including Bonnard, Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, Rauschenberg, Warhol and Basquiat, describing each artist’s use of media and symbolism, and providing useful biographical information.

The perfect museum companion for art lovers everywhere, this book is a vibrant, informative trip through one of art history’s most compelling periods.

Product Code 1009825
ISBN 9780500286432
author Jon Thompson
format Paperback
GTIN 9780500286432
pages 400
published February 2007
publisher Thames & Hudson
Dimensions 17 cm X 24
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