Marlene Dumas

This text features the artist Marlene Dumas commenting, through her work, on the state of painting today. She asks the question – what does it mean to be a woman working within the predominantly male genre of expressionist art? The artist often chooses women, children and infants as her subject matter, examining the relation between art and female beauty.

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This text features the artist Marlene Dumas commenting, through her work, on the state of painting today. She asks the question – what does it mean to be a woman working within the predominantly male genre of expressionist art? The artist often chooses women, children and infants as her subject matter, examining the relation between art and female beauty.

The authors further analyse Dumas’ work, with subjects such as: the development of the artist’s work in relation to the legacies of European painting; questions contemporary women artists are asked; and a look at the artist’s painting “Josephine”, reflecting on the iconic legacy of Josephine Baker.

The book also features selections from Dumas’ writings, including texts on her own work, meditations on love, religion and politics, and a discussion of Goya’s painting “The Fates”. The book is part of a series of studies of important artists of the late-20th century. Each title offers a comprehensive survey of the artist’s work, providing analyses and multiple perspectives on contemporary art and its inspiration.

Marlene Dumas is a South African born artist and painter who lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the past she has produced paintings, collages, drawings, prints and installations. She now works mainly with oil on canvas and ink and watercolor on paper. Almost all of Marlene Dumas’ paintings can be traced back to a photographic source, either collected from the media or taken by the artist herself.

Additional information

ISBN

9780714838233

Publisher

Date Published

1999

Language

English

Specifications

Softcover, 160 pp 25.6×30 cm