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Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans


Ulrich Loock, Juan Vicente Aliaga, Nancy Spector

ISBN 9780714842981

The surfaces of Luc Tuymans' paintings are monochromatic and frail, as if recuperating from a long illness. In the long-standing tradition of Flemish and Spanish still-life painting, they represent domestic scenes or commonplace objects such as a pillow or a cake. These still lifes resonate, however, with a sense of the uncanny. Hovering beneath the surface of Tuymans' quiet paintings are deep-seated anxieties that rise to the surface in his depictions of faces or parts of the body. Though sensitive in execution and often modest in scale, the work's power lies in conveying a sense of violence, or a haunting evocation of lost lives and repressed histories.
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  • Paperback
  • 290 x 250 mm
  • 260 pages
  • 250 colour illustrations