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Why Your Five-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained

By Susie Hodge

Come on, you know you've thought it--while viewing a "masterpiece" of abstract art, you mutter, "A kid could do that." In this creative and easy-to-read book, author Susie Hodge uses upwards of 200 pieces of modern art from obscure artists to more common names such as Dali, Matisse, Warhol, Munch, and Picasso to explain that modern art is the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. She provides background about the artist's life, how they felt about the piece, what broader influences were at play and more.

224 Pages

8 x 6 in