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 fifth of this 20-part course, one man discovers the 19th century equivalent of 3-D HD; Cezanne becomes the first person to 'paint using two eyes', completely reinventing perspective, and thus affecting pretty much every picture you've seen since. And if you want to examine the images in question, just use the accompanying pdf, or follow the links mentioned in the audio.The Impressionists 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. You can take the whole course, or pick and choose which movement suits you. Whether you are a sceptic 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.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2010