Portraits: Luc Tuymans | Author: Toby Kamps, Robert Storr, Clare Elliott, Susan Sutton
Luc Tuymans (b. 1958) is a painter engaged with "figuration", using imagery that he reworks in a critical or self-critical way. He combines images from various sources - photographs, film stills, even mirror images - with a spare palette, unexpected cropping, obscured spaces, and blurring to reinforce the painted image's status as a replica. Perhaps more than any other genre, portraiture allows Tuymans to explore the balance between revealing and concealing.
Portraits: Luc Tuymans presents about 30 paintings from bodies of work ranging over the artist's entire career. Most seem conventional portraits - Himmler, 1997/98, A Flemish Intellectual, 1995 - but others, such as Bloodstains, 1993, and Fingers, 1995, exhibit the artist's elliptical approach to re-presentation. Tuymans' canvases are placed in counterpoint to a diverse selection from the Menil Collection: masks, statuary and paintings from African, ancient Mediterranean, and Native American cultures, as well as European figurative works. The assembly explores such themes as death and memorials, ritual or religion, power, evildoers or altruism.
New Era Bundle | Doug Aitken x MCA | Catalogue, tote bag, postcard set & SONG 1 magnet
Immerse yourself in Doug Aitken's NEW ERA exhibition with this bundle valued at $122.90. Take home the exhibition catalogue, postcard set and fridge magnet, all in a Doug Aitken tote...
New Era Bundle | Doug Aitken x MCA | Catalogue, puzzle, postcard set & tote bag
Immerse yourself in Doug Aitken's NEW ERA exhibition with this bundle valued at $154.90. Take home the exhibition catalogue, postcard set and puzzle, all in a Doug Aitken tote bag...
Odd Roads to be Walking: 156 Women who Shaped Australian Art | Author: Paul Finucane
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While the life journeys of many artists can be described as "odd roads," few were as original as the those of the pioneering women artists of the late 19th and 20th...