quote:Originally posted by Jabe11:quote:Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
If I wanted to know more about modern art, what would be the best resource? I have started going through a "course" from i-Tunes U about modern art and it is intriguing. It starts with realism and impressionism.
TT, i wouldn't be the best resource on this thread regarding your question, but I suggest you find a modern art museum around your area (the Menil in Houston, for instance, but not sure if it is close to you)....learning about art, you can't beat viewing in person, imho. Also, museum book shops can have a great wealth of available titles. Taschen has a series that are well-priced and cover many different artists and genre. Enjoy.
I agree that seeing the art is important, but I want to get a better understanding of the art and why certain pieces or artists are important. I have seen art by Degas, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Pollack along with many other artists, but I want to understand it more.
I think the i-tunes U course is helpful, but I was curious as to other sources of information.