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About Modern Art - Sylvester, David - Yale University Press
  • Dec 18, 2001
    544 p., 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
    20 b/w illus.
    ISBN: 9780300092028
    Paper
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About Modern Art

Second Edition

  • David Sylvester
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David Sylvester here muses on key artists of the twentieth century and their nineteenth-century forebears. In the process, he offers profound insights into their practice of art. Focusing on the spectator’s instinctive emotional and physical response to paintings by such artists as Picasso, Matisse, de Kooning, Newman, and Warhol, Sylvester brings an inspiring sense of the relevance and importance of art to life. Added to this updated edition are essays on Pollock, Twombly, and Serra, among others.

David Sylvester is an internationally renowned art critic who in 1993 became the first art critic to receive a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. His recent works also include the universally acclaimed Looking at Giacometti and Interviews with Francis Bacon.

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