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This is Modern Art

This is Modern Art is a series written and presented by the English art critic Matthew Collings. It focuses on the state of modern art, and looks back at Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol to see how they changed the definition of art. Reveals the ways modern art attempts to shock the audience. Collings investigates whether the once accepted view of art as merely a thing of beauty prevails today, examining the works of various artists.

Video: This is Modern Art Episode 1 - Hollow Laughter

Michael Collings looks at the use of jokes in modern art, beginning with Marcel Duchamp's famous urinal, which he made into art in 1917.

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