50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

Contemporary Artists You Should Know This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today Artists working after the Second World War faced a confounding array of challenges as stylisti

  • Title: 50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know
  • Author: Brad Finger
  • ISBN: 9783791345307
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today Artists working after the Second World War faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifThis survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today Artists working after the Second World War faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifty of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artistic movements and radical changes of the second half of the twentieth and early twentyfirst centuries Presented chronologically, each artist is featured in 2 or 4 page spreads that include brilliant reproductions of their most important works, an illuminating biography, key dates in their career, and informative background on major developments in the art world Throughout the volume a timeline places each artist within the context of contemporary art As diverse and inspiring as the artists themselves, this book is a voyage of discovery into art s cutting edge.

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    1. Overall, I think it is a good survey of contemporary artists from the 1960s to today. The only thing that irked me about the book was the unbalance of images for each artist. Some artists had their brief biography adjacent to an image of one of their works, whereas others had several more works featured. I don't think this is a sign of favoritism, but probably something to do with obtaining rights to an image, or having a small pool of high resolution images from which to work. In any case, that [...]

    2. This is by no means meant to be a comprehensive guide to each artist. It is a quick intro to many contemporary artists that range in style across the 60's to today-ish, and seems to assume that it has provided enough information for you to follow up on individuals if you so choose. It does also assume that you have some foreknowledge of certain techniques and movements. These are easy enough to look up if you're not, but it's not a beginner's guide to art. Pretty well written and with enough inf [...]

    3. This another of Prestel's quick hit educational popular guides to the arts and does what it says on the tin - acts as a basic guide to 50 contemporary artists starting chronologically with Cy Twombly and ending with Reyle and Meese. The illustrations are good.

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