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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 sleek paintings in addition to the hot media reminiscent of install and function that are this kind of the most important component of the modern scene.

With emphasis on contemporary paintings and artists, for instance Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has an extremely robust assurance of artwork from the Nineteen Sixties onwards, which makes it perfect for modern paintings lovers. additional studying is supplied at access point to aid these wishing to grasp extra a couple of specific topic. additionally, this version good points steered net hyperlinks for plenty of entries, that are accessed and stored modern through the Dictionary of contemporary and modern paintings spouse site.

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

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In 1994 David *Sylvester referred to the ‘cosmic grandeur’ of Newman, the ‘cosmic energy’ of *Pollock, and the ‘cosmic pathos’ of Rothko. Abts, Tomma (1967– ) German painter, born in Kiel. She moved to London in 1995 and has established a considerable reputation with a distinctive form of abstract painting. She uses a consistent format, always working on vertical canvases of 48 × 38 cm. The scale and vertical alignment tend to 42 confront the spectator in the manner of a portrait. The titles of the paintings are all taken from a dictionary of regional German names, so enhancing the sense of a human presence.

Albers, Josef (1888–1976) German-born painter, designer, writer, and teacher, who became an American citizen in 1939. He was born at Bottrop, Westphalia. From 1908 to 1918 he worked intermittently as a schoolteacher, and he studied art at the Royal Art School, Berlin (1913–15), the School of Arts and Crafts, Essen (1916–19), the Munich Academy (1919–20), and the *Bauhaus at Weimar (1920–23). From 1923 to 1933 he was a teacher at the Bauhaus (in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin), his wide-ranging activities including stained glass, typography, and furniture design.

In the USA, support for abstract art could be regarded almost as a form of patriotism—Clement *Greenberg used the term ‘American-Type Painting’ as an alternative to Abstract Expressionism, and one of the standard books on the movement (Irving Sandler’s Abstract Expressionism, 1970) is subtitled The Triumph of American Painting. However, especially during the height of anti-Communist feeling in the early 1950s, there were also influential voices such as that of senator George Dondero who agitated against it on the grounds that it was politically subversive.

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