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By Ian Chilvers, John Glaves-Smith

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Formerly the Dictionary of twentieth Century artwork, the textual content has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date for this significant re-creation. Over three hundred entries were extra and it now comprises entries on images in glossy paintings in addition to the recent media corresponding to set up and function that are this sort of an important section of the modern scene.

With emphasis on fresh paintings and artists, for instance Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has an incredibly robust insurance of paintings from the Sixties onwards, which makes it perfect for modern paintings lovers. extra interpreting is supplied at access point to aid these wishing to understand extra a few specific topic. additionally, this variation beneficial properties prompt net hyperlinks for plenty of entries, that are accessed and stored brand new through the Dictionary of recent and modern paintings significant other web site.

The ideal better half for the table, studio, bedside desk, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of contemporary and modern Art is a vital A-Z reference paintings for paintings scholars, artists, and artwork fanatics.

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For Peter *Halley, geometry is a metaphor, not for some underlying order, but 35 for coercion and confinement. Looking today at the work of a Kandinsky, a Malevich, a Mondrian, perhaps even a Pollock, the spectator might well be moved as if by the expression of some lost religious faith. Further Reading: B. Fer, On Abstract Art (1997) E. H. Gombrich, Meditations on a Hobby Horse (1963). The case for the prosecution is eloquently put. Tate Gallery, Towards a New Art: Essays on the Background to Abstract Art (1980) Abstract Classicism See HARD-EDGE PAINTING.

Gombrich, Meditations on a Hobby Horse (1963). The case for the prosecution is eloquently put. Tate Gallery, Towards a New Art: Essays on the Background to Abstract Art (1980) Abstract Classicism See HARD-EDGE PAINTING. Abstract Expressionism The dominant movement in American modern art, principally painting, in the late 1940s and the 1950s, characterized by large scale and *gestural handling. It was the first major development in American art to achieve international status and influence, and it is often reckoned the most significant art movement anywhere since the Second World War.

A further criticism is that abstract art provides insufficient challenge to the artist, who is no longer required to juggle the contradictory demands of representation and design. In 1958 E. H. ’ A more persuasive basis for a critique might come from the practice of Pablo *Picasso, who never, apart from a few small drawings, made a totally abstract work. In recent years the greatest challenge to abstraction has come not from artistic conservatives but from developments in theory. The dominant issue has no longer been abstraction against figuration but the status of the art object (see CONCEPTUAL ART).

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