Recognized as an exceptional talent in the early 1990s, when she was just in her early 20s, British painter Jenny Saville (born 1970) has continued to renew and subvert the legacy of such masters as Rembrandt, de Kooning and Freud, with sometimes controversial interpretations of the human figure--primarily the female body--that mingle the textures of paint and flesh.
This 2011 volume, accompanying Jenny Saville at the Norton, the first U.S. survey of the artist, includes already classic early paintings such as Propped (1992) alongside studies and more recent paintings and drawings on the theme of the mother and child. Extended critical commentary discusses Saville's feminism and treatments of flesh throughout art history.
By Nicholas Cullinan and Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Glenn W. and William T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art at the Norton.
Hardcover. 100 pages.