Newly available in paperback, Painting People is an in-depth yet accessible survey of figure paintings renaissance in the contemporary art world. Established author and broadcaster Charlotte Mullins introduces over 85 of the most exciting international artists who place painting and the figure at the heart of their practice, and puts their work and the themes they explore in historical, social and artistic context. The book also includes a concise history of the genre and detailed biographies of all the artists featured.
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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01 May 2008
Introduction * 1. The Figure Unravelled * 2. Inhabiting Other Worlds 3. The Urban Condition * 4. The Past Deconstructed * 5. Folk Tales and Freedom * Artists Biographies * List of Works
Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer and broadcaster. She has worked as the arts editor of the Independent on Sunday, the editor of Art Review, the V&A Magazine and Art Quarterly, and has written over ten books, two of which are art books for children, which were published under the pen name Charlie Ayres.
Reviews for Painting People: The State of the Art
'Admirable ... this book is proof that 'contemporary' does not have to mean shallow or half-baked' - Artists & Illustrators 'Eye-opening, well-researched ... spotlights new talent and includes fascinating, little-known artists like Benedicte Page alongside current stars like Cecily Brown' - RA Magazine