Colour Journal

Andrew Harding's Colour Journal
Rubens Flap, 1999
Jenny Saville
     Jenny Saville is a British contemporary artist, who paints large murals of the human body, mainly female figures in the nude.  This piece entitled, Rubens Flap, appears to be a collage of a nude female, who highly resembles the artist herself, and is painted with oil on canvas measuring at 120x96 inches.  This painting may not have an intended audience, but one can assume that the purpose or message of this painting is to catch the viewers attention with its great size and non-traditionally, grotesquely painted figures.  But the fashion the figures are composed and painted may also reflect her own personal view of the human body in todays society.  Saville is quite successful in capturing light and colour on the figures, but also takes it another step further and through her brushworks, creates a lifelike skin texture.  
Date Posted: September Friday 13 2013
source: http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/october-02-1999—jenny-saville/exhibition-images

Rubens Flap, 1999

Jenny Saville

     Jenny Saville is a British contemporary artist, who paints large murals of the human body, mainly female figures in the nude.  This piece entitled, Rubens Flap, appears to be a collage of a nude female, who highly resembles the artist herself, and is painted with oil on canvas measuring at 120x96 inches.  This painting may not have an intended audience, but one can assume that the purpose or message of this painting is to catch the viewers attention with its great size and non-traditionally, grotesquely painted figures.  But the fashion the figures are composed and painted may also reflect her own personal view of the human body in todays society.  Saville is quite successful in capturing light and colour on the figures, but also takes it another step further and through her brushworks, creates a lifelike skin texture.  

Date Posted: September Friday 13 2013

source: http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/october-02-1999—jenny-saville/exhibition-images

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