Origins of Modern Art (Masterworks)

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The tender roots of Modern Art can be seen in the wild sea paintings of Turner, as early as the mid 19th Century, but it took the Impressionists and the Pre-Raphaelites to break the elite classical mode, until the final blows were dealt in the early 1900s by Kandinsky, Klee and Picasso. Modern Art was a reaction to the gathering pace of industrialisation of the late Victorian world, and the desire for art that looked forwards not behind to classical myth and legend. But once the beast of modernism had been unleashed it fragmented into many different forms, each of which are explored in this striking, heavily illustrated new book.

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Rosalind Ormiston is a researcher, lecturer and author in art, architecture and design history. She lectures in art and architectural history at Kingston University, London. Her recent publications include Colour Source Book, Alphonse Mucha: Masterworks, Art Deco: The Golden Age of Graphic Art and Illustration; Michelangelo: His Life and Works in 500 Images and Leonardo da Vinci: His Life and Works in 500 Images.

Professor Fran Lloyd is Professor of Art History, Director of the Visual & Material Culture Research Centre and Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Kingston University. She received a Master of Arts for her study of Kazimir Malevich and the birth of Suprematism, and was awarded a British Academy scholarship to study at the Moscow Institute of Art History. She has over 15 years experience of collaborating on a variety of international interdisciplinary creative arts projects across the museums and galleries sector. She also reviews publication proposals for publishers such as Yale University Press and the University of Florida.


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