By Tony Godfrey
(Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714846316, 448pp.)
Publication Date: December 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Painting Today is a comprehensive overview of the last 30 years of painting, presenting work by celebrated figures like Gerhard Richter and Neo Rauch alongside emerging artists like Jumaldi Alfi and Ingrid Calame. Photo-realism, landscape, still-life, portraiture, neo-expressionism, installation painting and the Leipzig school are just some of the areas of this thriving art medium explored by Tony Godfrey. Organized by themes, Painting Today showcases the broad range of styles, materials and methods that comprise contemporary painting. Insightful and accessible, Painting Today?s approach will appeal to scholars and newcomers to the subject alike.
Tony Godfrey is Director of Research at Sotheby?s Institute of Art. He studied at Leeds University and has taught in various art schools in England. He has worked at Sotheby?s Institute since 1989, and since 2006 he has also been a Professor of Fine Art at Plymouth University. An expert in the field of contemporary art, his publications include The New Image: Painting in the Eighties (1986), Drawing Today (1990), and Conceptual Art (1998, also published by Phaidon).
"Recommended?nearly eye-bogglingly global view of the medium in all styles."
–Roberta Smith, The New York Times
"Impeccably curated and exhaustively annotated?Painting Today is another Phaidon tour de force of scholarship and sumptuous pictorialism. Powerful and eye-dazzling."
–National Public Radio