Description - About Modern Art by David Sylvester
About Modern Art is the long-awaited collection of David Sylvester's essays on twentieth-century artists. This is not dry, remote, academic criticism: it has an immediacy and passion which leave one with an inspiring sense of the relevance and importance of art to life.
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Author Biography - David Sylvester
David Sylvester wrote about art for over 50 years - his books on Moore, Magritte and Giacometti have become key works on their subjects. From 1951 he curated or co-curated numerous major exhibitions at museums in London, Paris, Venice, New York and Washington, including Dada and Surrealism Reviewed and one-man shows of Picasso, Laurens, Soutine, Miro, Magritte, Giacometti, de Kooning and Francis Bacon. His films include Matisse and his Model (1968) and Magritte- the False Mirror (1969). He was awarded the CBE in 1983, and was a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art. In 1993 he became the first critic ever to receive a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. He died in June 2001.