This book maps key moments in the history of postwar art from a global perspective. Through case studies, previously unknown networks, circulations, divides and controversies are brought to light. From the development of Ethiopian modernism to the showcase of Brazilian modernity, this book provides readers with a new set of coordinates and a reassessment of well-trodden art historical narratives around modernism.
Traditionally women have been among art’s favored objects of representation, while their contributions as art producers have been subordinated to those of men. Focusing on fifty diverse women artists, from Lavinia Fontana and Artemisia Gentileschi through Judy Chicago, Ana Mendieta and the Guerrilla Girls to Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman and Louise Bourgeois, this book documents women artists in context to offer readers an accessible but rich understanding of key female artists from the Baroque to the present day.
With its bold colours, flashy imagery and ironic spirit, Pop art trespasses the traditional boundaries separating high from low culture. Organized around key themes common to all Pop art, including advertising, politics, the domestic realm, consumer goods, art history, celebrity culture, war and the space race, this book sets in dialogue the work of well-known artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake, with that of Japanese Ushio Shinohara, Venezuelan Marisol and Argentinian Marta Minujín, among others.
This book accompanies the exhibition that opened at Tate Modern in 2015. The exhibition and the catalogue provide an insight into the global story of Pop art, revealing how Pop was never just a celebration of western consumer culture, but was often a subversive international language of protest – a language that is more relevant today than ever.
Swiss-born artist Paul Klee (1879-1940) created some of the most innovative and best-loved works of the 20th century. Uniquely among his contemporaries, he combined the modernist machine aesthetic with lyrical, organic elements, arriving at a visual language entirely his own. Klee’s works remain instantly recognizable, often characterized by a playfulness and wit that can sharpen to biting satire on occasion. This accessible overview provides a clear and concise guide to this popular modern artist.