This Is Modern Art
This Is Modern Art was a series written and presented by the English art critic Matthew Collings.
The series won several awards including a BAFTA. It became popular both because of its sometimes jokey and sometimes thoughtful explanations of the work and attitude of a new wave of artists that had recently been publicized in the British mass media, and because of its author’s witty and irreverent, though clearly highly informed, commentary style.
Focuses on the current 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.
Investigates on whether the once accepted view of art as merely a thing of beauty prevails today, examining the works of various artists.
Watch the full documentary now (playlist – 2 hours, 29 minutes)