Huguette Caland

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Spanning her 48-year career, this book details Caland’s exploratory practice which has had a key, if under-recognised, role in the development of international modern art. In the 1970s, after moving to Paris from Beirut, she created exuberant and erotically-charged paintings, which challenged traditional conventions of beauty and desire. The female physique is a recurrent motif in her work, depicted as landscapes or amorphous forms.

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Produced to accompany her first UK museum solo exhibition at Tate St Ives, this exuberant and vibrant catalogue celebrates the joyous surrealism of the Lebanise artist Huguette Caland.

Spanning her 48-year career, this book details Caland’s exploratory practice which has had a key, if under-recognised, role in the development of international modern art. In the 1970s, after moving to Paris from Beirut, she created exuberant and erotically-charged paintings, which challenged traditional conventions of beauty and desire. The female physique is a recurrent motif in her work, depicted as landscapes or amorphous forms.

Shifting between figuration and abstraction, Caland’s large, colourful canvases and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will offer a delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit.

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