The School of London: The Resurgence of Contemporary Painting

ISBN: 0714825115
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Alistair Hicks
Format: unspecified
Year published: 1989
Publisher: Phaidon
Publisher Location: Oxford
Total Pages: 128
Illustrations: Illustrated in black & white and colour


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In this fascinating and lucid book, Alistair Hicks analyses the popularity of British painting. The School of London boldly claims that Britain today, in particular London, has to offer a ‘stream of painting’ that is important and influential as Abstract Expressionism has been to contemporary art. The author reveals both the aspects that the artists share and the multitude of variations that give them their identity- Bacon’s stark portraits; Kitaj’s landscapes of scattered moments; Ayres’ bright tondos; the vivid, dream like paintings of Kiff; the rich surface of Oulton; the grand visions of O’Donoghue.

Illuminating interviews and 94 illustrations (51 in colour) present the work of the many artists involved, to make this book a glorious celebration of the major art ‘school’ of the 1980s.

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