Painting is a constantly growing and developing medium. The radical changes that have taken place since the 1960s and 1970s - including the shift from modernism to postmodernism - have been accompanied by heated debates about painting's place in contemporary culture and have led to its revival as a practice, giving it a new energy and excitement that continues today. In World of art – Contemporary Painting, an overview of the subject is collected by the American professor of art history, Suzanne Hudson.
Hudson brings together more than 250 prominent artists from around the world whose diverse ideas and aesthetics characterize the painting of our time: Among others Cecily Brown, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Theaster Gates, Josh Smith, Jenny Saville, Takashi Murakami, Gabriel Orozco, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley , Zhang Xiaogang and many others.
Hudson's text encompasses topics such as queer narratives, race, activism, and climate, and demonstrates the painting's continued relevance today.
Dimensions: H: 21 x W: 15 cm, paperback
Author Suzanne Hudson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson