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ArtQuake The Most Disruptive Works in Modern Art

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-01-25
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln

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Discover art that dared to be different, risked reputations and put careers in jeopardy. This is what happens when artists take tradition and rip it up.
ArtQuake tells the stories of 50 pivotal works that shook the world, telling the fascinating stories behind their creation, reception and legacy.

The books begin with the rebels who struck out against Victorian conformism, daring painters and sculptors like Manet and Rodin, Van Gogh and Courbet, who experimented with expressionist and realist art styles as well as controversial subjects.

Moving into the fin de siècle and the 20th century, we study the truly iconic works and turbulent lives of artists like Munch and Klimt, Picasso and Egon Schiele, whose work into abstraction, surrealism and cubism shocked and scandalized, but ultimately changed the course of western art forever.

Moving into the second half of the 20th Century, we see spectacular works of conceptual rebellion, absurdity and political protest, from Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement to Marina Abramovic, whose often visceral and violent works of performance art laid bare the savagery of the patriarchy and the human condition.

In the 21st century, we see how iconoclastic creators have pushed the boundaries of art even further, from Banksy to Louise Bourgeoise, from self-destructing paintings to experimental works of computerized art.

Complete with beautiful reproductions of their iconic works, as well as a glossary of terms and movements at the back, meet the huge egos, uncompromising feminists, gifted recluses, spiritualists, anti-consumerists, activists and satirists who have irrevocably carved their names into the history of art around the world.

In telling the history of modern and contemporary art through the works that were truly disruptive, and explaining the context in which each was created, ArtQuake demonstrates the heart of modern art, which is to constantly question and challenge expectation

This book is from the Culture Quake series, which looks into iconic moments of culture which truly created paradigm shifts in their respective fields. Also available is FilmQuake, which tells the stories of 50 key films that consciously questioned the boundaries, challenged the status quo and made shockwaves we are still feeling today.

Author Biography

Susie Hodge MA FRSA is the bestselling author of Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That, The Short Story of Art and How to Survive Modern Art. She has written over 100 books on art, art history, history and artistic techniques. In addition, she hosts lectures, talks and practical workshops, and regularly appears on television and radio talks and documentaries on everything to do with art.

Table of Contents


Gustave Courbet, The Bathers, 1853
Édouard Manet, Olympia, 1863
Auguste Rodin, The Kiss, 1882
Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889
James Ensor, Skeletons Fighting over a Pickled Herring, 1891
Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893
Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, 1897
Gustav Klimt, Nuda Veritas (Naked Truth), 1898
Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907

Egon Schiele, Seated Male Nude (Self-Portrait), 1910
Wassily Kandinsky, Composition V, 1911
Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913
Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915
Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917
Hannah Höch, Cut with a Kitchen Knife Dada through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch of Germany, 1919
Piet Mondrian, Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Grey and Blue, 1921
Otto Dix, Skat Players (Card-Playing War Cripples), 1920
Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Iris, 1926

Max Ernst, Two Children are Threatened by a Nightingale, 1924
Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory, 1924
Hans Bellmer, The Doll, 1936
Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column, 1944
Jean Dubuffet, Dhôtel, Nuance d'Abricot, 1947
Jackson Pollock, Number One, (1950) Lavender Mist, 1950
Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 195?
Yves Klein, Anthropometry Performance, 1960
Piero Manzoni, Artist’s Shit, 1961

Andy Warhol, Brillo Boxes, 1964
Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, 1962
Carl Andre, Equivalent VIII, 1966
Yayoi Kusama, Anatomic Explosion on Wall Street, 1968
Vito Acconci, Trademarks, 1970
Marina Abramovic, Rhythm O, 1974
Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party, 1974–79
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Arroz con Pollo, 1981
Nan Goldin, Nan One Month After Being Battered, 1984
Andres Serrano, Immersion, Piss Christ, 1987
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Your Body is a Battleground), 1989
Guerrilla Girls, Do Women Have to Be Naked to Get into the Met Museum?, 1989

Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991
Mona Hatoum, Light Sentence, 1992
Jenny Saville, Propped, 1992
Rachel Whiteread, House, 1993
Renee Cox, Yo Mama’s Last Supper, 1996
Maurizio Cattelan, The Pope Struck, 1999
Louise Bourgeois, Cell XXVI, 2003
Tania Bruguera, Whisper #5, 2008
Anish Kapoor, A Very Fine Mess, 2009
Kara Walker, A Subtlety, 2014
Banksy, Love is in the Bin, 2018

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