Exercise of Power: The Art of Ana Maria Pacheco (SIGNED by the Artist)
Artist(s): Ana Maria Pacheco
Author(s): George Szirtes
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2001
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 96
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated
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Hardback. First edition. Signed by the artist to half-title page. Exercise of Power traces the career of Ana Maria Pacheco, a remarkable sculptor, painter, printmaker, from her origins and education in Brazil, through her arrival in England as a British Council scholar at the Slade in 1973, and her development over the next twenty-five years into one of the outstanding figurative artists of her time, crowned by her residency at the National Gallery, London in 1999. This Ana Maria Pacheco art book explores the strands of the Baroque, the magical and the humane in her imagery and relates these to the culture of post-colonial Brazil as well as to the visual language of power and potency in Europe. By following the progress of her imagination through the various media in which she works, this book reveals the monumentality of Pacheco’s vision, and highlights the streams of visual narrative that make her such a unique and imposing figure.
Condition: some dust marks to jacket and tear to its bottom left corner. Light rubbing to edges of boards, otherwise very good.