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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 includes entries on images in glossy artwork in addition to the recent media akin to deploy and function that are this type of the most important section of the modern scene.

With emphasis on fresh paintings and artists, for instance Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has a really robust assurance of paintings from the Nineteen Sixties onwards, which makes it perfect for modern paintings fanatics. additional interpreting is supplied at access point to aid these wishing to grasp extra a couple of specific topic. furthermore, this version beneficial properties advised net hyperlinks for lots of entries, that are accessed and stored brand new through the Dictionary of recent and modern artwork spouse web site.

The ideal spouse for the table, studio, bedside desk, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of recent and modern Art is a necessary A-Z reference paintings for artwork scholars, artists, and artwork fans.

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He adopted the tradename Aerograph, which for many years was used as a general term for airbrushes (like Biro for ballpoints): *Man Ray called paintings he did with an airbrush ‘aerographs’. In the early 20th century airbrushes were used mainly for photographic retouching, and their principal use is now in commercial art. Artists who have made distinctive use of them in this field include the British designer Abram *Games, who created many memorable posters for the War Office during the Second World War, and the Peruvian-born Alberto Vargas (1896–1982), whose pictures of pinup girls appeared regularly in Playboy magazine from 1960 to 1978.

It may take hours of fiddling about with different backdrops of paper or cloth to get the colour right. You can’t get the composition right if the colour’s wrong. ’ Aitchison is a colourful character, a well-known figure in Soho. Ai Weiwei (1957– ) Chinese multimedia artist, born in Beijing. His family was sent into exile a year after he was born and his contempt for the political system led him in 1981 to exile in New York, where he discovered *Dada. Under its influence he made objects such as Safe Sex (1986), a blue raincoat with a condom attached.

Leading figures included Jackson *Pollock, Willem *de Kooning, Mark *Rothko, Barnett *Newman, Robert *Motherwell, Clyfford *Still, Adolph *Gottlieb, Franz *Kline, and Philip *Guston. The phrase ‘Abstract Expressionism’ had originally been used in 1919 to describe certain paintings by Wassily *Kandinsky, and it was used in the same way by Alfred H. *Barr in 1929. In the context of modern American painting it was first used by the New Yorker art critic Robert Coates (1897–1973) in 36 1946 and it had become part of the standard critical vocabulary by the early 1950s.

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