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Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained

Susie Hodge examines 100 works of modern art that have attracted critical hostility – from Cy Twombly’s scribbled Olympia (1957), Jean-Michel Basquiat’s crude but spontaneous LNAPRK (1982), to the apparently careless mess of Tracey Emin’s My Bed (1998) – and explains how, far from being negligible novelties, they are inspired and logical extensions of the artistic ideas of their time.

With illustrations of works from Hans Arp to Andy Warhol, Hodge places each work in its cultural context to present an unforgettable vision of modern art. This book will give you an understanding of the ways in which modern art differs from the realistic works of earlier centuries, transforming as well as informing your gallery visits for years to come.

  • Flexibound (with jacket)
  • 19.7 x 14cm
  • 224 pages 
  • ISBN: 9780500290477

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