Lucian Freud Herbarium

Lucian Freud's portraits are known for their spectacular detail and unflinching gaze. Although Freud brought the same qualities to his paintings and drawings of plants, flowers, and landscapes, these are largely unknown.

Lucian Freud Herbarium

Author: Giovanni Aloi

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791385334

Page: 176

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As intimate and meticulous as his revered portraits, Lucian Freud's magnificent paintings and drawings of plant life are gathered for the first time in book form. Lucian Freud's portraits are known for their spectacular detail and unflinching gaze. Although Freud brought the same qualities to his paintings and drawings of plants, flowers, and landscapes, these are largely unknown. This elegant book shows how working with plants emboldened Freud to experiment with style and composition. Reproduced in sumptuous plates that allow readers to indulge in exquisite detail, seventy-five works--including Two Plants, Bananas, Cyclamen, The Painter's Garden, and Interior at Paddington--reveal Freud's singular approach to plant life. Readers unfamiliar with this aspect of Freud's work will find many similarities to his portraits--earthy palettes, unconventional rawness, and assiduous attention to detail. From the delicate realism of the cyclamens' petals to the bold brushstrokes that immortalize his overgrown garden, readers will appreciate Freud's ability to portray plants in new and personal ways. Comparative illustrations from throughout art history accompany essays on the history of plants in art and an appreciation of Freud's oeuvre. This monograph is a tremendous contribution to Freud's legacy, one that will enrich his admirers' discernment while also introducing his thoroughly original depictions of plants to a new audience.

Elke Krystufek Liquid Logic

"Drawing, photography, sculpture, video and, again and again, text overlap, are juxtaposed, mutually influence each other, and eventually defy clear-but categorization.

Elke Krystufek Liquid Logic

Author: Elke Krystufek

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

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Page: 198

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"Drawing, photography, sculpture, video and, again and again, text overlap, are juxtaposed, mutually influence each other, and eventually defy clear-but categorization. In the end, this complexity and intensity is an expression of the strength and lively energy of the artist, whose intensive work of the exhibition LIQUID LOGIC. The Height of Knowledge and Speed of Thought is presented here for the first time; an exhibition in which the artist addresses and explores the subjects of religion and self-sacrifice, survival and the possibility of disappearance, collection strategies, and her own position as a female contemporary artist in relation to the museum."--BOOK JACKET.

Why Look at Plants

Why Look at Plants? proposes a thought-provoking look into the emerging cultural politics of plant-presence in contemporary art through the original contributions of artists, scholars, and curators who have creatively engaged with the ...

Why Look at Plants

Author: Giovanni Aloi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004375252

Page: 308

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Why Look at Plants? proposes a thought-provoking look into the emerging cultural politics of plant-presence in contemporary art through the original contributions of artists, scholars, and curators who have creatively engaged with the ultimate otherness of plants in their work.

Posthumanism in Art and Science

An essential primer and reference for educators, students, artists, and art enthusiasts, this volume offers a powerful framework for rethinking anthropocentric certitudes and reenvisioning equitable and sustainable futures.

Posthumanism in Art and Science

Author: Susan McHugh

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231551762

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Posthumanism has come to synthesize philosophical, literary, and artistic responses to the pressures of technology, globalization, and mass extinction in the Anthropocene. It asks what it can mean to be human in an increasingly more-than-human world that has lost faith in the ideal of humanism, the autonomous, rational subject, and it models generative alternatives cognizant of the demands of social and ecological justice. Posthumanism in Art and Science is an anthology of indispensable statements and artworks that provide an unprecedented mapping of this intellectual and aesthetic shift in a global context. It extends across a broad range of fields such as art theory, media studies, continental philosophy, natural science, literary studies, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, environmental humanities, social and political theory, and animal studies. The reader features a diverse sampling of major thinkers including Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, Michael Marder, Karen Barad, Alexander Weheliye, Jay Prosser, Anna Tsing, Graham Harman, Timothy Morton, N. Katherine Hayles, Jane Bennett, Bruno Latour, Francesca Ferrando, and Cary Wolfe, as well as innovative, acclaimed artists and curators such as Yvonne Rainer, Chus Martínez, William Wegman, Nandipha Mntambo, Cassils, Pauline Oliveros, Doo-sung Yoo, and Gavin Steingo. Their provocative and compelling works, including previously unpublished interviews and essays, speak to the ongoing conceptual and political challenge of posthuman theories in a time of unprecedented cultural and environmental crises. An essential primer and reference for educators, students, artists, and art enthusiasts, this volume offers a powerful framework for rethinking anthropocentric certitudes and reenvisioning equitable and sustainable futures.

The Painter s Garden

128 Herbarium sheet Cyperus alternifolius L. ( sedge ) , 1785/90 Klassik Stiftung
Weimar , Bestand Museen ( inv . no . GNH 1003 ) Cat . no ... 49 Lucian Freud The
Painter's Garden , 2003 Acquavella Galleries , Inc. , New York Cat . no . 44 , p .

The Painter s Garden

Author: Sabine Schulze

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Page: 391

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The Garden

... than 100 works by artists ranging from Constable and Turner to Lucian Freud ,
lan Hamilton Finlay and Gary Hume . ... be displays of paintings , collections from
the RHS Lindley Library and Herbarium , and flower arrangements using lilies .

The Garden

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