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 sixth of this 20-part course, find out how if you want to be really now, really modern, really ahead of the game, you need to go backwards. Primitivism and Fauvism re-coloured and recalibrated early 20th century art, taking inspiration from the most ancient sources they could find. And if you want to examine the images in question, just use the accompanying pdf, or follow the links mentioned in the audio.
Primitivism/Fauvism 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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