What is Modern Art?
Why is Modern Art so different from anything since the Renaissance? Why did Modern Art happen? What are the artists trying to say? How do I know if the art works are good, or if the artist can even draw? Why are there so many different styles, so many 'isms?
Does a visit to the Tate Modern leave you asking yourself these questions?
Whilst we can blame some of the confusion on Marcel Duchamp and Picasso, artists are only part of the picture. We shall look at the developments in Modern Art within the context of unprecedented change in Europe: political, social, industrial and technological.
Join me to discover why challenging times have given us exciting, perplexing and challenging Art!
Acton, Mary, Learning to Look at Modern Art, Routledge 2004