post-modern figure painters part ii. ceicly brown born in london in 1969-present
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- Post-Modern Figure Painters Part II
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- Ceicly Brown born in London in 1969-present
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- Brown has established herself as one of the key figures in the strong resurgence of painting at the end of the 1990s.
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- Named after the famous Doris Day film, this Pyjama Game has no intention of maintaining a squeaky clean image. Cecily Browns painting has all the fun of a screwball comedy. Delightfully innocent and sophisticated at the same time, a plot laid out in abstract: mistaken identity, sexual innuendo and glamorous design in 1950s red. http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/cecily_brown.htm
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- Luc Tuymans born in Belguim 1958-present
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- If media images inadequately depict the horrors of reality, then Luc Tuymans's paintings are even more disturbingly detached. http://www.saatchi- gallery.co.uk/artists/luc_tuymans.htm Tuyman takes his subjects from imagery of war and violence. Using dull tones, vague nondescript scenes, he strips the images of their emotion.
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- Tuymans uses a muted palette to create canvases simultaneously withholding and disarmingly stark explorations into memory social issues.
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- Jenny Saville born in Cambridge, England 1970-present
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- Jenny Saville is a real painters painter. Her use of thick paint, layered paint has a sculptural quality.
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- Savilles brings up the contrast of the women are perceived and the way that they feel about their bodies. One of the most striking aspects of Jenny Savilles work is the sheer physicality of it. Jenny Saville paints skin with all the subtlety of a Swedish massage; violent, painful, bruising, bone crunching.
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- Marlene Dumas born South Africa 1953 The artists self-portrait Het Kwaad is Banaal (Evil is Banal), 1984, oil on canvas, 49 3/16 x 41 5/16. http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/marlene_dumas.htm
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- Painting Style Often described as an 'intellectual expressionist', Marlene Dumas blurs the boundaries between painting and drawing. http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/marlene_dumas.htm Using washes of oil paint and thick gestural brushwork. Dumas simplifies and distorts her subjects.
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- Subjects and Sources 4 Dumas works from photos and pictures found in magazine and film archives. Her paintings act as sociological studies. Subjects, once removed from the photograph, are physically distanced from the viewer by the sparseness of her painting style. She was Influenced by the photographs of Diane Arbus.
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- http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/marlene_dumas.htm Woman of Algiers, 2001 by Marlene Dumas. Oil on Canvas, 78 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches. Marlene Dumass painting the Woman of Algiers is based on a black-and-white photograph taken in 1960 recording the atrocities of the civil war in Algeria. She appropriated the photo from a old Dutch newspaper. The civil war lasted from 1954 to 1962 and resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths (mostly of Algerians).
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- Blindfolded, 2001 Reminds us of the atrocities that are associated with imprisonment and torture. Ink wash on paper each 35 x 29
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- Marlene Dumass "The Visitor" (1995) sold for 3,177,250 ($6,336,072; est. 800,0001.2 million), making it the most expensive work by a living woman artist to sell at auction.