John Currin: New Paintings

John Currin New Paintings One of the leading figurative painters of his generation Currin s influences range from Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings to popular illustrations from the mid th century Whether portraits

  • Title: John Currin: New Paintings
  • Author: Alison M. Gingeras Dave Eggers Kara Vander Weg Wells Tower Gagosian Gallery Angus Cook
  • ISBN: 9780847828654
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of the leading figurative painters of his generation, Currin s influences range from Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings to popular illustrations from the mid 20th century Whether portraits of older women, buxom girls, nudes with elongated bodies, or group scenes of domestic life, his works are characterized by baroque gestures, loose brushstrokes, unorthodox pOne of the leading figurative painters of his generation, Currin s influences range from Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings to popular illustrations from the mid 20th century Whether portraits of older women, buxom girls, nudes with elongated bodies, or group scenes of domestic life, his works are characterized by baroque gestures, loose brushstrokes, unorthodox palettes, and detailed backgrounds that startle the viewer into a reconsideration of the tradition of painting His old master techniques and individual style have earned him accolades from critics and collectors worldwide.

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    1. All Aspects of John CurrinJohn Currin's name is one that is frequently mentioned when conversations about figurative art today arise. He made his name with his well crafted paintings of buxom women - near distortions of chesty gals that made many viewers think about Pop Art. Some critics considered these quasi-comic book images as illustration for the voyeur and that idea about Currin's art is difficult to shed. Until books such as this magnificent volume produced by Rizzoli! In this volume that [...]

    2. We were in NYC when the John Currin show was being mounted at the Whitney and only got to peek, but after seeing paintings only in reproduction, even seeing from a distance was a treat. After seeing the James Rosenquists at the Guggenheim, it didn't sting as deeply that we were held back by barricades and sneaked into a section just to peer. That was as arresting as the portraits because there is this sense you are a sneaky voyeur in his little world. (I am not usually a break the rules and go u [...]

    3. I enjoy Currin's work. I hear his latest paintings could fairly be described as playfully pornographic, which hardly surprises me. The guy is definitely in it for shits and giggles, but that doesn't change the fact that he's an exceptionally talented painter (and what's wrong with shits and giggles at any rate?).

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