Painting Today

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Painting Today

By Tony Godfrey

Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714846316, 447pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

"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.

About the Author
Godfrey is Senior Lecturer in postwar art at Sotheby's Institute, London.

Praise For Painting Today

"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