Bill Henson (2017)

ISBN: 9781925432367
Artist(s): Bill Henson
Author(s): Michael Heyward
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2017
Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
Total Pages: 96
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated


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His powerful and edgy images approach the painterly and the cinematic, bringing formal and classical qualities to the gritty, casual dramas of the everyday. This publication presents a selection of images, compiled by the artist, that range from sublime landscapes and nudes to classical sculpture shown in museum settings, all heightened by the velvet-like blackness of the shadows and the striking use of chiaroscuro to selectively obscure and reveal form. Henson’s nudes portray his subjects as self-contained, focused on internal reveries; his landscapes are photographed at twilight, underscoring the transitional mood of the moment; and his museum images juxtapose graceful marble statues against the transfixed visitors observing them. Beautiful, enigmatic and unforgettable, Henson’s images enliven our own sense of being.  Condition: small tear to tail of jacket’s spine, otherwise very good.


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