The Effervescence of Painting in Contemporary Art: Jean-François Prat Prize

A spectacular overview of international contemporary art through 240 works by exceptional artists and winners of the Jean-François Prat Prize.

Edited by Anaël Pigeat, this bilingual book explores the work of thirty artists selected by the Jean-François Prat Prize, which celebrates a decade of support for contemporary painting: an immutable artistic practice that extends beyond traditional definitions. This richly illustrated work includes 240 of the most exciting recent paintings from across the globe—from ultra-realistic portraits to abstract optical illusions—and offers an extensive overview of international contemporary painting.

About The Author

Anaël Pigeat is an art critic, editor in chief of the review Artpress, editor for several art publications, documentary producer for France-Culture radio station, and former critic on the radio program La Dispute. Mark Godfrey is an expert on British art history, as well as a critic and curator. He is a former senior curator of international art for the Tate Modern. Frédéric Brière is executive director of the Bredin Prat Foundation. Cristiano Raimondi is an exhibition curator and set designer, and artistic director of the Prix International d’Art Contemporain.

  • Publish Date: September 06, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - History - Contemporary (1945-)
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 8 x 10
  • Pages: 304
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-027223-2

Author Bookshelf: Mark Godfrey