Art critic Matthew Collings looks into the current state of contemporary art, exploring how Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol have redefined art and how modern art seeks to shock the audience.
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1999  
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Art critic Matthew Collings looks into the current state of contemporary art, exploring how Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol have redefined art and how modern art seeks to shock the audience.

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BAFTA award winning films about contemporary art

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Host: This is called "German Eggbanger". And those are really ugly colours. And that is a really ugly painting. But it's actually quite good! You know, when I think of an Artist trying to be ugly, you know, "I hate the World..."
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Modern Art made understandable
2 July 2006 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Are Modern artists just a bunch of lazy, self serving con merchants ? Or are they genuinely trying to make us see the world around us in new ways ? If you are perplexed, baffled and offended by the outrageousness of modern art then this is for you. This program is for ordinary people who would like to understand what all the fuss is about.

Matthew Collings fresh, straight-talking review will pull away the many veils before your eyes and will just as happily say how modern art fails in it's aims as well as hits it's target. While challenging, Matthew's easy style will be totally understandable.

This short series of documentary programmes, along with his book of the same title are highly recommended. I want to watch it again myself !


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