History of Art since 1945 (Greek language edition)
The History of Art as it developed after the Second World War, is an important chapter in world cultural heritage. During this period art developed rich and inventive in ways of expression, while being challenging and enigmatic. Both ‘old’ Europe and the United States of America, led in forging new paths, as well as movements and trends which contained elements of realistic and abstract art.
The different artistic styles – Abstract Art, Expressionism, Realism and many other avant garde movements which developed up to the 21st Century, as well as their exponents are presented in five substantial chapters in this book in chronological order. This second edition has been enriched, on the one hand, with new information and commentary about the artists who were described in the first edition and on the other, has included the works of most Greek artists, both older ones, such as Georgos Zongolopoulos, and also the more recent. A separate chapter has been created for George Lappas, one of the most important innovators of the younger generation, who was universally considered by art historians and art critics in the ranks of great Modern Greek sculptors. In addition, mention is made of the crisis in Greece of recent years, largely through an analysis of works by very young artists, who each in their own way embody this modern reality.
The text is easy to read, academically referenced, with rich illustration and is not only relevant to the student but also to the novice who wishes to gain a comprehensive picture of the artistic developments of the period, in which Greece is also present. 353 illus.
353 illus., most colour