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Title All too human : Bacon, Freud and a century of painting life / edited by Elena Crippa.

Publication Info. London : Tate Publishing, 2018.

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Description 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 27 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a century of painting life held at the Tate Britain, London, 28 February - 27 August 2018, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 5 October 2018 - 14 January 2019.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-212) and index.
Contents The embodied life of painting / Elena Crippa -- London : Painting in the time of modernist art / Andrew Brighton -- Looking at identity : Bacon, Souza, Freud / Gregory Salter -- The skin of the day / Charlotte Mullins -- The raw facts of life / Elena Crippa -- Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti / Elena Crippa -- Francis Newton Souza / Priyesh Mistry -- William Coldstream and the slade / Emma Chambers -- David Bomberg and the borough polytechnic / Elena Crippa -- Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff / Elena Crippa -- Lucian Freud / Laura Castagnini -- Francis Bacon and John Deakin / Elena Crippa -- Michael Andrews and R. B. Kitaj / Elena Crippa -- Paula Rego / Katie Campbell -- Identity, self and representation / Hattie Spires.
Summary This book presents a new account of one of the most distinctive, long-lasting and fascinating chapters of modern British art: how artists have used painting to record their personal, sensuous, immediate and often intense experiences of life. Spanning a century, this history encompasses a diverse but related group of painters, mostly based in London, who focused on the depiction of the human figure and the everyday landscape they inhabited. Despite their great differences, these artists all shared a similarly intense and scrutinizing gaze, and remained loyal to their pursuit of intimate and powerful representations of reality. Focusing primarily on painters active in the second half of the twentieth century, including Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Paula Rego, F.N. Souza and Euan Uglow, the book begins by introducing the previous generation of artists, such as Walter Richard Sickert, David Bomberg, Alberto Giacometti, Chaim Soutine, Stanley Spencer and William Coldstream, who set a new path for portraying an intimate, subjective and tangible reality. It also addresses the relationship between image-making, painting and photography, before illustrating Paula Rego's key role in channelling the material and psychological states we experience, and how she became a role-model for the many female painters who, from the 1970s onwards, had abandoned painting as a masculine activity. Continuing on this trajectory, the book also features works by contemporary artists such as Jenny Saville, Cecily Brown and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, who paint figures in a manner that feels true to their personal experience of life. Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, UK (28.02.-27.08.2018).
Subject Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992 -- Exhibitions.
Freud, Lucian -- Exhibitions.
Figure painting -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Painting, British -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Crippa, Elena, editor.
Tate Britain (Gallery), host institution.
Szépművészeti Múzeum (Hungary), host institution.
Added Title Bacon, Freud and a century of painting life
ISBN 1849765839 (paperback)
9781849765831 (paperback)

 
    
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