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One day, something happens: paintings of people

One day, something happens: paintings of people

Higgie, Jennifer, author; Arts Council Collection, creator; Nottingham Castle Museum, host institution; Highlanes Gallery, host institution; Leeds (England). City Art Gallery, host institution; Towner Art Gallery, host institution; Atkinson Gallery, host institution

Celebrated writer and art critic Jennifer Higgie illuminates her fascination for the figure in modern British painting through the works of artists as diverse as David Hockney, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Paula Rego and Peter Blake. Teasing out common themes, from representations of joy and loneliness to masks and the carnivalesque, she offers a very personal journey through contemporary figurative art

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Hayward, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: a selection by Jennifer Higgie from the Arts Council Collection
ISBN: 1853323306, 9781853323300
Note: Published to accompany the Arts Council Collection, UK Touring exhibition, held at Leeds City Art Gallery, 6th March-7th June 2015; Nottingham Castle Museum, 20th June-6th September 2015; Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, October 2015-February 2016; Atkinson Gallery, Southport, 13th February-22nd May 2016; and Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 15th October 2016-8th January 2017.
Physical Description: 176 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm
Subject: Noonan, David; Brown, Glenn; Human figure in art Exhibitions.; Arts Council Collection Exhibitions.; Figurative art; Art and Design.; Figure painting Great Britain Exhibitions.; Wylie, Rose; Rego, Paula; Painting, British Exhibitions.; Yiadom-Boakye, Lynette