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Author Malpas, James.

Title Realism / James Malpas
Published London : Tate Gallery Publishing, 1997


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Description 80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Series Movements in modern art
Movements in modern art (Tate Gallery)
Contents Beginnings of realism -- Realist painting in England, 1900-1940 -- Realism between the wars -- European and British realism after 1945 -- American pop art and realist painting since 1955 -- Superrealism, photorealism and realism in the 1980s -- American and British realism post-pop
Summary "The realist outlook is exemplified in the work of George Grosz in his observations of urban life in Weimar Germany or, in America, in the high focus paintings of Edward Hopper and Grant Wood. The author also examines the so-called 'socialist realism' of Stalin's Soviet Union and the condemnation of artists not conforming to Nazi academic-realist demands. He describes French and Italian painting between the wars and the political intentions of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. British realists, amongst them Stanley Spencer and Lucian Freud, are discussed in detail, as are the Pop artists Richard Hamilton and Andy Warhol."--BOOK COVER
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 77)
Subject Art -- History.
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Painting, Modern -- 19th century.
Painting, Modern -- 20th century.
Realism in art -- Europe.
Realism in art -- United States.
Realism in art.
Teacher resource
Author Tate Gallery.
LC no. 00001328
ISBN 185437186X