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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 further and it now comprises entries on images in sleek paintings in addition to the hot media equivalent to deploy and function that are the sort of an important portion of the modern scene.

With emphasis on fresh artwork and artists, for instance Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has an incredibly powerful insurance of paintings from the Nineteen Sixties onwards, which makes it perfect for modern paintings fanatics. additional examining is supplied at access point to aid these wishing to understand extra a few specific topic. additionally, this variation beneficial properties steered net hyperlinks for lots of entries, that are accessed and stored modern through the Dictionary of recent and modern artwork better half web site.

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

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It no longer seemed to need philosophical justification of the kind given by Kandinsky and Mondrian (although several of the Abstract Expressionists were equally high-minded in approach). However, abstraction was sometimes still invested with a moral and political dimension as an embodiment of Western freedom of thought, as opposed to the totalitarianism that had banned avant-garde art in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia (see DEGENERATE ART and SOCIALIST REALISM). In France in 1945 the Louvre curator Germain Bazin (1901–90) argued that collaborators with the occupation among artists came only from the *Fauves and the realists because ‘abstraction is a position of liberty, which engages man completely and will admit to no pact with power’.

The painter could be presented so as to exemplify American freedom as against the restrictions of the Communist world with its state directives for *Socialist Realism. Therefore the organization of an international tour for ‘The New American Painting’ in 1958 to 1959, by the International Programme of the New York *Museum of Modern Art, had a decided political dimension. Alfred H Barr’s catalogue introduction said that the artists ‘defiantly reject the conventional values of the society which surrounds them but they are not politically engagés’.

He was born in Bologna and from 1953 to 1957 studied at the Brera in Milan, the city that has been the main centre of his activities (in 1961–2 he worked in London and in 1962–4 in Paris). Initially he painted abstracts, but in the 1960s he turned to figuration. Characteristically his pictures resemble frames from comic strips, with firm outlines and flat colours. His subject-matter has been drawn largely from advertising, but he has also used literary, philosophical, and political themes. The images are often 52 fragmented and his work sometimes has an air of fantasy recalling *Surrealism.

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