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What Are You Looking At?

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What exactly is modern art?

Why are there so many -isms?

And is it really any good?

Join Will Gompertz, the BBC's Arts Editor and a former director at the Tate Gallery, for a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at art for ever. From Monet's water lilies to  Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art.

Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. You will learn that: not all conceptual art is rubbish; Picasso is king (but Cézanne might be better); Pollock is no drip; Cubism has no cubes; and no, your five-year-old really couldn't do it.


Author: Will Gompertz

Format: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 12.9 cm, 464 pages

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780241965993

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