Berlinde De Bruyckere: Angel’s Throat

Berlinde De Bruyckere: Angel’s Throat
Library Shelf Location 18.BRUY
Publication Date 28 Sep 2021

A comprehensive overview of renowned Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere’s work since 2014, inspired by the figure of the angel.

Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere has long been a leading light in the international contemporary art world whose sculptures, installations and drawings endeavor to find the meaning of humanity, physicality, suffering and vitality.

Conceived in the loneliness and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, this book explores De Bruyckere’s recent, never-before-seen work inspired by the figure of the angel as portrayed in myths, stories, literature and art history. According to De Bruyckere, an angelwith its warm, dark wingsprovides protection, a refuge from fear. The angel guards against a lonely existence and, even more importantly, against a lonely death. It symbolizes the fragile line De Bruyckere treads between artistic poeticism and engagement with current affairs.
This volume will serve as an essential resource on an artist whose works constitute a provocative and influential addition to the contemporary art canon.

ISBN 9780300257724
Quantity 1
Pages 114
Authors Stijn Huijts, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Erwin Mortier, Zbigniew Herbert
Format Hardback
Publisher Yale University Press
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Angels, Contemporary Art, COVID-19 Pandemic, Sculptures, Installations, Drawings
Language English

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