Jon Thompson con How to Read a Modern Painting: Understanding and Enjoying the Modern Masters: Understanding and Enjoying 20th Century Art
Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating and baffling to the casual observer. In this accessible, practical guide, Jon Thompson analyses more than 200 works of modern art, describing each artists use of media and symbolism to help the reader unlock the paintings meaning. The book also offers biographical information on all the featured artists.
'A terrific scrapbook of modern art' --The Independent
'Liberally illustrated, well-designed and, above all, thoughtful ... [Thompson's] wry sense of humour makes the book a consistent pleasure to read' --Art Quaterly
'Modern art made accessible' --Time Out
'Beautifully produced ... lively, straightforward ... a hard-working, take-anywhere guide' --RA Magazine
'Provides pointers to fathoming out modern art ... inviting'
--Artists & Illustrators
Jon Thompson is an artist, writer, curator and teacher. The former head of the fine art department at London University, he recently retired from his post as senior research professor at the University of Middlesex.