Painting People

Figure Painting Today
Mullins, Charlotte (Book - 2008 )
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Painting People

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Now available in paperback! After a century in which the lexicon of artists' materials expanded from the classic oil, canvas, stone and plaster to include photography, film, performance, found objects and concepts, the spotlight has finally swung back. A new generation of artists--as well as some who never abandoned figurative painting in the first place--is relishing the solitary, slow, subtle set of processes involved in not just painting, but painting people. They are choosing paint's unique ability to distill a lifetime of events rather than photography's glimpse of a frozen moment. Painting People, edited by the prominent London art historian and critic Charlotte Mullins, unites and contrasts the work of a key group of artists from around the world and investigates their richly varied accomplishments in lucid text with detailed commentaries accompanied by more than 150 reproductions. The list of contributing artists is stellar, ranging from photo-based painters like Luc Tuymans, Peter Doig and Marlene Dumas to Pop artists like Sigmar Polke and Alex Katz, photorealists like Chuck Close and Gerhard Richter, Neoexpressionists like Cecily Brown and comics-inspired painters like Yoshitomo Nara, Inka Essenhigh and Takashi Murakami. There are erotic grotesques from John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage, meditations on the muse by Elizabeth Peyton and Lucian Freud, "Repro-realistic" work from Neo Rauch and of course self-portraits by Philip Akkerman and Marcel Dzama, among others.
Authors: Mullins, Charlotte
Title: Painting people
figure painting today
Publisher: New York : D.A.P./Distributed Art Pubs, 2008, c2006
Edition: 1st paperback ed
Characteristics: 192 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Charlotte Mullins
Notes: Originally published: London : Thames & Hudson, 2006
Contents: 5. The past deconstructed
Luc Tuymans
Wilhelm Sasnal
Eberhard Havekost
Neal Tait
Michaël Borremans
Zhang Xiaogang
Anna Bjerger
Glenn Brown
Mathew Weir
John Currin
Richard Wathen
Bénédicte Peyrat
Rosson Crow
Artists' biographies
Select bibliography
List of illustrations
1. The figure unravelled
Chuck Close
Yi Chen
Mika Kato
Philip Akkerman
Margherita Manzelli
Jenny Saville
Cecily Brown
Lucian Freud
Lisa Yuskavage
Chantal Joffe
Nicola Tyson
Marlene Dumas
Yan Pei-Ming
Mari Sunna
Barnaby Furnas
Rezi Van Lankveld
2. The urban condition
Thomas Eggerer
Jules de Balincourt
Geraint Evans
Martin Maloney
James Rielly
Mathew Cerletty
Eric Fischl
Dawn Mellor
Elizabeth Peyton
Muntean and Rosenblum
Jun Hasegawa
Djamel Tatah
3. Other worlds
Rui Matsunaga
Henning Kles
Peter Doig
Andrew Guenther
Daniel Richter
Hernan Bas
Kaye Donachie
Mamma Andersson
Milena Dragicevic
Inka Essenhigh
Aya Takano
Raqib Shaw
Wangechi Mutu
Chris Ofili
4. Folk tales
Christoph Ruckhäberle
Jocelyn Hobbie
Brian Calvin
Ridley Howard
Holly Coulis
Dana Schutz
George Condo
Amy Cutler
Chéri Samba
Laylah Ali
Marcel Dzama
Neo Rauch
Norbert Bisky
Jörg Lozek
ISBN: 1933045833
Branch Call Number: 757 M959p 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 187) and index
Subject Headings: Art, Modern 20th century Figure painting Portrait painting
Topical Term: Art, Modern
Figure painting
Portrait painting
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Charlotte Mullins, unites and contrasts the work of a key group of artists from around the world who relish the solitary, slow, subtle set of processes involved in not just painting, but painting people. Not all women painters, but they are fairly represented in this beautiful book.

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