As she strove to express subjective bodily experience, and explore the boundaries between the individual and the world, Austrian artist Maria Lassnig (1919 2014) developed a singular aesthetic, with human figures always at the center of her boldly expressive, brightly colored oil paintings. Now, her life s work is the subject of a book that spans her prolific career. Lassnig worked well into her 90s, producing poignant testimonies of the passing of time. Alongside her signature self-portraits, the book features her paintings of bodies morphed with objects and mechanical devices, examples of Lassnig s still lifes, and rarely seen paintings triggered by political events. With insightful essays from leading scholars, this important publication reveals an artist whose work continues to shock, move, and inspire."