This book covers the development of modern and contemporary art, from the colonial period in the nineteen-thirties to the present time of globalization. Each chapter is based on important historical moments that changed the course of the art world. Special attention is paid to individual artists who invented new concepts, styles and techniques. The Indonesian art world is divided over several geographic centers that are far away from each other (Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Bali). For an outsider, it is not that easy to discover the places where modern and contemporary art can be found. A special webside will be added to the book in which more information is given about individual artists and places that can be visited (museums, galleries and cultural centers).