Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating and baffling to the casual observer. This guide analyses more than 200 works of modern art, describing each artists use of media and symbolism to help the reader unlock the paintings meaning.
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
Preface . From Courbet to Warhol . Bibliography . Topographical index Index of names . Photographic acknowledgements