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Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville

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This volume contains a rich catalog of Saville’s paintings and drawings from the 1990s to today, coalescing the different currents of her formal and conceptual approach. All other considerations aside, Jenny Saville can paint, and this book proves it, close up and pouring across the pages. Huge, naked bodies, with a carnal physicality and oppressed by a weight that is more existential than material, Saville is linked to the great European pictorial tradition in constant comparison with the modernism of Willem de Kooning and Cy Twombly and the portraiture of Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon.

The featured works examine the concept of “annunciation” and underline the centrality of the female subject in ancient and contemporary narratives Work by Huma Bhabha and Jenny Saville is included.He is coauthor, along with Annalyn Swan, of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning de Kooning: An American Master. Many people are grumbling about the design of the book and the paucity of completed works and to an extent this is reason for concern. From art historians David Sylvester and Linda Nochlin to critics Roberta Smith and Michael Kimmelman, Saville's paintings have garnered universal praise.

One of the exhibition sites is Casa Buonarroti, a museum that houses an astonishing collection of Michelangelo’s drawings and sculptures, as well as archival documents related to his life. It has a lot of footage of his studio in the Hamptons, and of him looking back through his archive and discussing his life and painting. I agree with the first reviewer that I would have loved to have a tomb about 300+ pages of just artwork.Saville’s bold and sensuous impressions of surface, line, and mass oscillate between rational and irrational forms, capturing a unique approach to realism specific to the twenty-first century.



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