How to Understand Modern Art Like an Art Historian

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If You've Ever Asked, "What the Heck Am I Looking At?" This Guide is For You!

Modern art can often be confusing and even intimidating, but it does not have to be. In this free twenty-page PDF guide, an art historian reveals what you need to know to understand and appreciate modern art.

"The period that scholars define as “modern” is inarguably complicated—but this makes it a rich and rewarding area to study. It is difficult to overstate how many important social and political changes occurred in this period, all of which had tangible effects on the art world in Western Europe and North America. There were a number of topics, ideas, theories, and events that artists between 1850 and 1940 addressed, many of which overlap…" — From How to Understand Modern Art Like an Art History

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