The World New Made: Figurative Painting in the Twentieth Century

Timothy Hyman

The World New Made is an in-depth exploration of over 130 specific paintings, and accompanying artists’ writings. Focusing on the work of more than fifty painters, Hyman presents a collective ‘Resistance’ of artists who together offer a human-centred alternative to the dominance of the Abstract or the Conceptual in conventional narratives of modern art. He guides the reader through the art movements of the last century to show the development of a new kind of figuration, with Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau, Bacon, Edward Burra, Anselm Kiefer, Jack Yeats, Paula Rego, Lucian Freud, Red Grooms, Neo Rauch, Howard Hodgkin and others all staking out their separate territories.

ISBN-13: 9780500239452

256 pages, 158 illustrations, 26 × 19 cm, hardcover, English

Thames & Hudson, 2016
€ 44.80