How to Read a Modern Painting: Understanding and Enjoying the Modern Masters

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Thames & Hudson, 2006 - 400 Seiten
"Modern art is a wonder to view, but its complex themes and subtle characteristics can intimidate and baffle the casual observer. In this accessible, practical guide, Jon Thompson explores more than 200 works, helping readers 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." - back cover.

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JON THOMPSON is a professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick. He is a former chair of the department and a former president of the faculty union at UNB. He chaired the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers during 1985-1988 and received the James B. Milner Award for contributions to academic freedom in 1993. He chaired the independent committee of inquiry commissioned by CAUT into the dispute involving Dr. Nancy Olivieri, the University of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick Children and Apotex Inc. (1999 2001). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Harry Crowe Foundation.

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