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Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville
Library Shelf Location 18.SAVI
Publication Date 2011
Description The paintings of the human figure by British artist Jenny Saville (b.1970) have been infrequently exhibited since first premiered in the late 1990s. Included in the 1997 exhibition of the collection of British marketing giant Charles Saatchi entitled Sensation, she did not earn the notoriety of her slightly older peers, “the young British artists” for unusual materials. Instead, Saville masterfully painted with oil on canvas and concentrated on the human figure but still created provocative work. Her monumental compositions of the female form were unromantic and suggested the reality of weight, flesh and blood. Initially restricted to a feminist critique Saville’s skill and compositions have evolved. She continues to paint luscious canvases that reveal that her subject has always been the medium of painting itself. Taking on the challenge of the history of modern painting through the tradition of classical figure painting her contribution is the subject of this exhibition.
ISBN 9780943411422
Quantity 1
Pages 102
Author Cheryl Brutvan
Formats Exhibition Catalogue, Hardback
Publisher Norton Museum of Art
Related Artist Jenny Saville
Categories Drawing, Painting
Language English

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