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Alchemical practices: modern art and consumerism

David Cottington.

in Modern Art

February 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 7322 words.

The beginning of the avant-garde came at the same time as a mushrooming of consumerism and commercialized entertainment. The burgeoning new graphic environment that these developments...

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Art and anti-art

in Dada and Surrealism

April 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 8606 words.

For the Dada and Surrealist artists, their artistic productions constantly overlapped: the textual, visual, and performance. Formal ‘beauty’ was regarded as an irrelevant pursuit and the...

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Consuming culture

Julian Stallabrass.

in Contemporary Art

March 2006; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 5284 words.

What is the relationship between the contemporary art world, consumer culture, and mass culture? ‘Consuming Culture’ examines the long history of art's separation from and merging with...

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Contemporary Art

Julian Stallabrass.

March 2006; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 168 pages.

Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction takes us inside the international art world to argue that behind contemporary art's variety and apparent unpredictability lies a grim uniformity....

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Contradictions

Julian Stallabrass.

in Contemporary Art

March 2006; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 4569 words.

As a result of recent events such as global recession and the rise of radical political movements, some very diverse views about art are beginning to be aired. ‘Contradictions’ cites...

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Dada and Surrealism

David Hopkins.

April 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 208 pages.

Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many debates surrounding these movements: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, issues of quality, the idea of the...

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Dada and Surrealism: a historical overview

in Dada and Surrealism

April 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 8301 words.

The early 20th century witnessed profound changes in politics, war, revolution, and technology. Early 20th-century art and literature reflected the new mind set as people reacted to these...

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From Picasso to pop idols: the eminence of the artist

David Cottington.

in Modern Art

February 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 7573 words.

In the art world the concept of ‘genius’ seems to have been superseded by that of ‘celebrity’. ‘From Picasso to pop idols: the eminence of the artist’ examines the relationship between the...

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Introduction

in Dada and Surrealism

April 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 1053 words.

Dada was an international artistic phenomenon. It started in 1916 and was over by the early 1920s. It was an anti-art movement. Surrealism was its heir, born in 1924. Dada and Surrealism to...

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Introduction: modern art – monument or mockery?

David Cottington.

in Modern Art

February 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Art. 4080 words.

How is modern art viewed today, by the public and by the art establishment? There seems to be a mismatch in many cases between the public's reaction of ridicule and the art establishment's...

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