Painting today

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Phaidon Press, Nov 16, 2009 - Art - 448 pages
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Painting Todayis a comprehensive overview of the last 30 years of painting, presenting work by celebrated figures like Gerhard Richter and Neo Rauch alongside emerging artists like Jumaldi Alfi and Ingrid Calame. Photo-realism, landscape, still-life, portraiture, neo-expressionism, installation painting and the Leipzig school are just some of the areas of this thriving art medium explored by Tony Godfrey. Organized by themes,Painting Todayshowcases the broad range of styles, materials and methods that comprise contemporary painting. Insightful and accessible,Painting Today?s approach will appeal to scholars and newcomers to the subject alike.

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User Review  - Terence - Goodreads

Seriously this is yet another waste of space about painting. Just a rolodex of artists, no core, no objective. Its fine as far as a temperature but that is what makes it so underwhelming. Many of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darran Mclaughlin - Goodreads

A very interesting and enlightening survey of contemporary painting from the 70's to today. Well worth reading if you are interested in the subject. Read full review


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  • Tony Godfrey is Director of Research at Sotheby?s Institute of Art. He studied at Leeds University and has taught in various art schools in England. He has worked at Sotheby?s Institute since 1989, and since 2006 he has also been a Professor of Fine Art at Plymouth University. An expert in the field of contemporary art, his publications include The New Image: Painting in the Eighties (1986), Drawing Today (1990), and Conceptual Art (1998, also published by Phaidon).

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