Modern Painting: A Concise History (World of Art) Paperback – Simon Morley

Modern Painting: A Concise History (World of Art) Paperback

A new concise history of modern painting offers an indispensable reference to the complexities and characteristics of this medium.

While acknowledging the legacy of Herbert Read’s classic 1959 study A Concise History of Modern Painting in the World of Art series, academic and artist Simon Morley places the foundation of modern art much earlier than Read, at the emergence of Romanticism and the dawn of the industrial age. Structured loosely chronologically by period, the focus is as much on individual artists and movements, with works discussed within a broader context – stylistic, historical, geographical, and gender and ethnic frames – themes that recur throughout the chapters. Generously illustrated, the global and diverse range of artists featured include William Blake, Édouard Manet, Hilma af Klint, Kazimir Malevich, Willem de Kooning, Amrita Sher-Gil, Faith Ringgold, and Kehinde Wiley.

Simon Morley is a visual artist and Assistant Professor in the College of Arts, Dankook University, Republic of Korea. He has lectured at such museums as Tate, The National Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and Camden Arts Centre. He has contributed to numerous publications, including Third Text, World Art, the TLS, The Burlington Magazine, Art Monthly, The Art Newspaper, Contemporary Art and the Independent on Sunday.

This guide also includes an Appendix in the form of questions the reader might like to ask concerning the artists and the ideas discussed to reconsider the works from a contemporary perspective.

Modern Painting: A Concise History (World of Art) Paperback – Simon Morley – 7 Sept. 2023 Price £17.50

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thames and Hudson Ltd; 1st edition (7 Sept. 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0500204896
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0500204894

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