- Hardcover: 287 pages
- Publisher: Dgv (October 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3899552210
- ISBN-13: 978-3899552218
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.6 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,079,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Upset: Young Contemporary Art Hardcover – October 1, 2008
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Having this book is like having your own contemporary art museum. There are established artists like Mark Ryden, who drew the cover, to exciting new talents. 95 artists contributed to the book. Each artist has a little written about them and there are a few interviews as well.
Painting is the medium of choice here. You won't see any digital works. The few categories of art here are Lowbrow, Gothic, Realism, Illustration, Character, Urban Art, Pattern and Expressionism. While many of the artists are associated with Lowbrow and Neo-Surrealism. Their take on art is one of modern perspective, drawing influences from all sorts of places. Their work in this book is timeless and a refreshing break from the multimedia commercial art scene.
The book might be pricey but it's a satisfying visual treat, great for illustrators and anyone into contemporary art.
(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
In the late 1990s, Classical Realist ateliers perfected their archaeological recovery effort, and now young artists are reaping the rewards by pointing their bazooka-sized skill sets at contemporary subject matter inspired by science fiction, comic book illustration, street art, and other sources. The Upset offers a who's-who of this broad movement with interviews, biographies and beautifully photographed artwork.
Taking the art world by storm, artists of The Upset like David Kassan and Mark Ryden (who draws inspiration from post-modernism's whipping boys Ingres and Bouguereau) are running circles around the current generation of institutional elites who took great pleasure in declaring the death of painting in the 1960s and '70s.
It seems that the dustbin of history has been flipped over unexpectedly, and if the trends documented in The Upset continue on their current trajectory, in twenty years we may find ourselves looking back on late Modernism as an odd interruption in the continuing two-thousand-year historical narrative of Western painting.
An awesome collection of Lowbrow and Neo-Surrealist artists. Love the layout as each artist has a couple of pages devoted to themselves with works and text. The illustrations are very satisfying and a must for any lover of this art form.
Amazon really makes what they mean in the shipping options, delivered just in the right time to Brazil.
Don't think too much, just GO FOR IT. I assure that You won't regret it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My artist daughter asked for this book for Christmas and loved it!Published 15 months ago by Anna Aubert
Cool book. I used one of the pieces as a tattoo on my ribs and it gets compliments all the time.Published on May 19, 2014 by David Brock
I am not an artist but I looked through this book for countless hours. It's a perfect art book to inspire creativity and good conversation. It is very much worth a look :)Published on March 13, 2014 by Jennifer
The Upset is a fabulous art book,students use it religiously. I purchased it on Amazon as it was unavailable locally. Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by K. J. Morison
It's a beautifully designed book with great pieces from great artists. What's maybe not so impressive is that it cites Wikipedia as a source.Published on May 24, 2011 by Aimee
Just love this book, it is detailed, goes wide over and has a large selection of artists. Its my favourite right now.Published on March 27, 2010 by DísaDev