William Scott: 1950s Nude Drawings

ISBN: 9781905464753
Artist(s): William Scott
Author(s): Sarah Whitfield
Format: paperback
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Ridinghouse
Total Pages: 48
Illustrations: Includes 17 colour Illustrations

Artist(s) Biographies:


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Celebrated for exploring the space between abstraction and figuration, William Scott (1913–1989) is best known for his painting of still-lifes, landscapes and the female nude.

On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, Karsten Schubert will hold an exhibition of Scott’s nude drawings from the 1950s. A magnificent series of nearly abstract drawings, this group represents a period of exploration and refiguring for Scott.

They also exemplify the artist’s interest in ‘the modern magic of space, primitive sex forms, the sensual and erotic, disconcerting contours, the things of life.’

In this catalogue, 12 drawings are accompanied by a text by Sarah Whitfield and an essay on drawing by Scott himself.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition William Scott: 1950s Nude Drawings at Karsten Schubert, London, 17 May – 12 July 2013.


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