Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained
Why Your 5 Year Old Could Not Have Done That is best-selling author Susie Hodges passionate and persuasive argument against the most common disparaging remark levelled at modern art. In this enjoyable and thought-provoking book, she examines 100 works of art that have attracted critical and public hostility, from Cy Twombly's scribbled "Olympia" (1957), Jean-Michel Basquiat's crude but spontaneous "LNAPRK" (1982), to the apparently careless mess of Tracey Emins "My Bed" (1998) and explains how, far from being negligible novelties, they are inspired and logical extensions of the ideas of their time. She explains how such notorious works of art occupy a unique niches in the history of ideas, both showing influences of past artists and themselves influencing subsequent artists. With illustrations of works, Hodge places each work in its cultural context to present an unforgettable vision of modern art. This book will give you an understanding of the ways in which modern art differs from the realistic works of earlier centuries, transforming as well as informing your gallery visits for years to come.19.7cm x 14cm
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