Protagonists, movements, representative works from the artistic scenarios between the 'fifties and 2000. From informal to post-modernist art: more than 500 artists and 700 illustrations making today's art revealing new horizons in terms of expression.
The slashed canvases of Lucio Fontana, Roy Lichtenstein’s gigantic cartoons, the works of Cattelan: walls hung with beds and images of the sun rising inside a museum, an exciting journey through contemporary art. This kind of art can transform the world we live in, leaving hum-drum everyday life behind, sometimes disorienting the more traditional members of the public because it uses powerful and dynamic language to convert new, sometimes unexplored concepts into action.
On canvas, on screen, on all kinds of different materials and even on human bodies or through movement, contemporary art arouses passions and provokes, stimulates and arouses curiosity. This book certainly makes it more accessible, enabling its readers to become familiar with the new codes, objects and images of today’s main forms of artistic expression.
Starting with the art of the ‘fifties, and moving through six decades, the essays in the six chapters of the book explore the key moments and movements of half a century of creativeness: Spacialism, Minimal Art, Land Art, Arte Povera, Conceptual Art, Performance Art, Body Art, Transavantgarde , Video Art and photography. 27 movements and trends, 300 technical charts with in-depth information about the works they describe, more than 500 artists and 700 illustrations offer a wide range of artists, thematic routes and information to satisfy the reader’s curiosity. Some of the most significant works of the period are examined in an objective way, revealing new horizons in terms of expression.
Protagonists, movements, representative works from the artistic scenarios between the ‘fifties and 2000. From informal to post-modernist art: more than 500 artists and 700 illustrations making today’s art revealing new horizons in terms of expression.