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Book competition

9 March 2018

The prize in this week’s book competition is Making the Americas Modern: Hemispheric Art 1910-1960 by Edward J. Sullivan (Laurence King Publishing). Click here for your chance to win.

This book presents is an account of the ways in which the arts in the Americas were modernised during the first half of the 20th century. Rather than viewing modernisation as a steady progression from one ‘ism’ to another, Edward J. Sullivan adopts a comparative approach, drawing his examples from North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America. By considering the Americas in this way he is able to tease out many stories of art and focus on the ways in which artists from different regions not only adapted and experimented with visual expression, but also absorbed trans-national as well as international influences. He shows how this rich diversity is most evident in the various forms of abstract art that emerged throughout the Americas and which in turn had an impact on art throughout the world.

Answer the following question, by midday on 23 March, to win a copy of Making the Americas Modern: Hemispheric Art 1910-1960 by Edward J. Sullivan

Q: Who wrote the Anthropophagite Manifesto of 1928, inspired by a painting by Tarsila do Amaral?

For our last competition prize we offered Blue: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau. The question was:

Q: Which 20th-century artist created and patented an ultramarine pigment he named after himself?

Answer: Yves Klein

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