Includes bibliographical references and index.
Painting is, by far, the most popular form of fine art in history. It is also one of the most confounding, prompting endless questions. What makes painting relevant in our technological times? Moreover, how can one tell if a contemporary painting is good, even important? Since 2002, Phaidon has answered these questions with its Vitamin P series, surveying the medium’s cutting edge though the eyes of dozens of the most prominent curators, critics, and museum directors in the world. Vitamin P3 sheds light on the most innovative painters in all corners of the globe—and provides collectors and art lovers alike with a blueprint for where the art form is going now. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal, dominating the art market. Vitamin P3 takes the conversation forward, spotlighting more than 100 outstanding artists who are engaging with - and pushing the boundaries of - the medium of paint. International experts include: Iwona Blazwick, Benjamin Buchloh, Marlene Dumas, Laura Hoptman, Geeta Kapur, Alex Katz, Tim Marlow, Sarah McCrory, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, Nancy Spector.