What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz, the BBC Arts Editor, and probably the world’s first art-history stand-up comedian, on a dazzling audio tour that will change the way you think about modern art forever.
In the eighth of this 20-part course, the West is in ferment and turmoil as the Great War approaches. Artistic movements of the time reflected both the terror and hope of a world in flux. And if you want to examine the images in question, just use the accompanying pdf, or follow the links mentioned in the audio.
Futurism is part of a downloadable audiobook series taken from the book What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye.
Whether you are a skeptic or an art lover, this funny, lively and accessible course on modern art is bound to make your next gallery or museum visit a little less intimidating, and a lot more interesting.
©2012 Will Gompertz (P)2012 Penguin Books Limited
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