Multcolib My Librarian Darcee: It's a man's art world
Annotation:One of the youngest recipients of a MacArthur "Genius" grant, Kara Walker, an African American artist, is best known for her iconic, often life-size, black and white silhouetted figures, arranged in unsettling scenes on gallery walls.
Annotation:Influenced by Surrealism, folklore, dreams, and Disney animation, Paula Rego creates strongly narrative works imbued with a sense of subversive mystery.
Annotation:American artist Elizabeth Peyton is known for her intimate figurative portraits of youthful, romantic people, ranging from friends, to historical figures, to music world celebrities.
Annotation: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.
Annotation:Well-known as a sculptor, Kiki Smith has also worked extensively as a printmaker--in fact her printed works and other editioned art, including books and multiples, are arguably as important as her sculpture.
Annotation:Linda J Ging's paintings, rooted in the immense spaces and changing skies of rural Kansas, are not landscapes. They are not about things. They are dust, astral dust.
Annotation:Jenny Saville is described as a "New Old Master" for the technical proficiency of her oversize nudes that have earned her comparisons to Rubens and Lucian Freud and universal praise from critics and art historians alike.