[ Lucian Freud ] By Smee, Sebastian ( Author ) [ 2007 ) [ Paperback ]Price $9.99Paperback
Sebastian Smee and Paul Tucker
Kenneth Noland: Paintings, 1958-1968
This event includes a book signing
April 30, 2014
7:00 PM ET
FPC Parish House
3 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Cambridge Forum welcomes renowned art critic SEBASTIAN SMEE and art history professor of the University of Massachusetts Boston PAUL TUCKER for a discussion of their respective works Lucian Freud and Kenneth Noland: Paintings, 1958-1968.
About Lucian Freud:
British artist Lucian Freud is widely considered the most important figurative painter working today. Master portraitist and specialist in nudes, Freud uses impasto to create depth and intensity while restraining his color palate to mostly muted hues. His portraits may be physically unflattering to their subjects, but they are honest, frank, and unapologetic. "I paint people," Freud has said, "not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be."
About Kenneth Noland: Paintings, 1958-1968:
American abstract painter Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) was one of the primary exponents of Color Field painting. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Noland began using two central motifs that would have enduring significance in his work: the circle and the chevron. These seemingly reductive forms also conjured military badges, corporate logos for cars and other consumer products that were omnipresent in postwar America. Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1958-1968 is the first major publication on the artist since his recent death. In it, art historian Paul Hayes Tucker explores Noland's history as a soldier in the United States Army and his subsequent re-entry into a burgeoning American consumer society, portraying his art as inextricable from atomic age America. The book also features rare photographs of the artist as a young man and full-color reproductions of Noland's early formative work.
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