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Picturing people: the new state of the art

Picturing people: the new state of the art

Mullins, Charlotte, author

Figurative art is currently riding high. Contemporary works depicting the human form grace the walls of public institutions and commercial galleries alike. Champions of paint, such as Katherine Bernhardt and Adrian Ghenie; photographic artists, such as Gillian Wearing and Cindy Sherman; Charles Averys drawings, Grayson Perry's tapestries and Kara Walker's silhouettes these and many other artists from diverse backgrounds are working in a range of media to explore new ways to depict the human form. Charlotte Mullins explores the reasons behind this resurgence and considers what the figure means to the artists who depict it in their practice

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Thames & Hudson, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Charlotte Mullins
ISBN: 050023938X, 9780500239384
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 192 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 29 cm
Subject: Portrait painting; Figurative art; Art and Design.; Human figure in art.; Contemporary art