Elements of Modern Painting
by Thomas M. Messer
Publisher: Solomon Guggenheim Foundation 1962
Number of pages: 38
Messer dissects the elements of modern painting for an uninformed audience by describing five basic tenants of modern painting: representation, expression, decoration, construction, and fantasy. The intended audience consists of museum visitors who find themselves unprepared for a confrontation with the new language of contemporary art.
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