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Painting People

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers (first published September 15th 2006)
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Stirring the Pot, but a bit Slight on Ingredients

Charlotte Mullins is a highly respected British art critic and historian and her contribution to the milieu of figurative painting today is a major one. This book, PAINTING PEOPLE: FIGURE PAINTING TODAY, manages to give enough information about various approach to the figure, including the fusion of vision of artists with societal atmosphere at present to make it an immediately indispensable volume for students and art lovers and collectors. She
The quintessential resource on contemporary figure painting! The introduction and beginning of each chapter are a little difficult to get through (even for an art lover such as myself), but the captions accompanying the work provide a fresh take on the artists' inspiration and process. Beautiful reproductions. A must-read (and look!) for anyone even remotely interested in figure painting.
Marty Cutten
very good book. split up into various approaches to figurative painting; urban, other worlds, folk, past deconstructed. published in 2008 it's outdated, but still gives a good perspective on the direction figurative painting is going. I went through and compared current auction prices with the artists mentioned. it's interesting to see that several have thrived while others have languashed. apart from the older more established artist such as Marlene Dumas, Peter Doig, Zhang Xiaogang, John Curri ...more
From Picabia to Eric Fischl to Glen Brown. "Painting People" organizes contemporary figure painters into sub-categories such as "The Urban Condition," "Other Worlds," "Folk Tales," and "The Past Deconstructed" you'll find yourself though flipping through this book without consideration of the chapters that try to define the issues that the painters are categorized to. The categories work best by selecting a more well known artists such as Daniel Richter and having more unknown artists of similar ...more
It is not a bad book, but the categories are arbitrary and much of the work just third tier. If it is trying to dispel with a crises in painting, it fails - take for example the complete lack of difference between Peter Doig, Henning Kles, Daniel Richter, etc. to me shows the larger problem of figurative painting today. No real finds in here that weren't already known.
jeremy bradner
very inspiring paintings...funny though...shortly after looking at this book i stopped doing figures. but the narratives i think are what i took from it...
Saw a copy of this in Anthropologie and was thrilled by the selection of painters and representative works.
Loved this. I was surprised by how many contemporary figurative artists were influenced by Alex Katz.
If you are interested in figure painting, this book contains alot of great inspiration!
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