Marlène Dumas, Myths and Mortals

Marlène Dumas, Myths and Mortals

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Marlène Dumas, Myths and Mortals
Marlene Dumas, Claire Messud
David Zwirner Books, 2019

Myths & Mortals documents a selection of new paintings — debuted in the spring of 2018 at David Zwirner, New York — ranging from monumental nude figures to intimately scaled canvases that present details of bodily parts and facial features. Several nearly ten-foot-tall paintings focus on individual figures, including a number of male and female nudes and a seemingly solemn bride, whose expression is obscured behind a floor-length veil. The smaller-scale paintings — referred to by the artist as “erotic landscapes” —present a variety of fragmentary images: eyes, lips, nipples, or lovers locked in a kiss. Alongside these new paintings, Dumas presents an expansive series of thirty-two works on paper originally created for a Dutch translation of William Shakespeare's narrative poem Venus & Adonis (1593) by Hafid Bouazza (2016). Myths & Mortals is accompanied by new scholarship on the artist by Claire Messud and a text by Dumas herself.

English - 128 Pages - 18.42 cm x 2.03 cm x 27.94 cm - 0.94 Kg
ISBN: 9781941701997

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