Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating and baffling to the casual observer. In this accessible, practical guide, Jon Thompson analyses more than 200 works of modern art, describing each artists use of media and symbolism to help the reader unlock the paintings meaning. The book also offers biographical information on all the featured artists.
Jon Thompson is an artist, writer, curator and teacher. The former head of the fine art department at London University, he recently retired from his post as senior research professor at the University of Middlesex.
Preface; From Courbet to Warhol; Bibliography; Topographical index Index of names; Photographic acknowledgements.