The Short Story of Modern Art by Susie Hodge
The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why, and when of modern art – who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter.
A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes, and Techniques
Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works – from the realist painting of Courbet to a contemporary installation by Yayoi Kusama – and then links them to the most important movements, themes, and techniques. Accessible, concise, and richly illustrated, the book reveals the connections between different periods, artists, and styles, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of modern art.
“The Short Story of Modern Art will allow the reader to feel more at ease, more confident, and more educated about the world of art.” – New York Journal of Books
About the Author
Susie Hodge MA FRSA is a British author, artist, and art historian. She writes books, articles, and web resources on a range of related subjects.
Several of her books are bestsellers and several have won awards and prizes.
She often appears in documentaries, arts programs, and news channels, and she gives talks, lectures, and workshops to many different audiences all over the world. She also paints, has two grown-up children – and four cats.
The Color Teil: Life, Work, and Inspiration, Landscapes in Oil, Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods, The Short Story of Modern Art, The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, and other inspiring art books. The Story of Art, Art of Feminism, Life with Picasso, Impressionism, The Collins Big Book of Art: From Cave Art to Pop Art, Monet, Art Fundamentals.