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Leon Kossoff : drawing from painting /
Colin Wiggins with Philip Conisbee and Juliet Wilson-Bareau.
imprint
London : National Gallery Company, 2007.
description
112 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
1857093534, 9781857093537
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imprint
London : National Gallery Company, 2007.
isbn
1857093534
9781857093537
general note
"Published to accompany the exhibition Leon Kossoff : drawing from painting held at the National Gallery, London, from 14 March to 1 July 2007"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
6118281
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-111) and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2007-09-01:
There have been about 20 other exhibit catalogs published on the work of Kossoff, starting in the early 1970s. Each of them includes drawings, since drawing is a major part of Kossoff's work. There is very little in this catalog that was not in either the 2004 catalog from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; the 2002 catalog from Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Dallas; the 2001 catalog from the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; or the 2000 catalogs from the Los Angeles County Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art. This one is organized around the essays "Drawing from Spain" (Velasquez and Goya), "Drawing from Poussin," and a chapter titled "From Paintings" that includes drawings inspired by paintings of Titian, Veronese, Poussin, Rembrandt, Goya, Constable, and Degas. Chapters are written by Wiggins (National Gallery, London), Wilson-Bareau (writer), and Conisbee (curator, National Gallery, Washington, DC). Notes and references are brief, followed by a one-page biography of Kossoff and a one-page bibliography. The writing is good, but the brief research appendixes, though helpful, provide little that would argue in favor of adding this to a collection that already has recent material on Kossoff. Summing Up: Optional. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through faculty. C. Stroh Western Michigan University
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Summaries
Long Description
Known for his expressive portraits and London landscapes, draftsman, printmaker, and painter Leon Kossoff (b. 1926) is one of the most significant British artists of the past fifty years. A member of the School of London--a group of loosely representational painters including Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud--Kossoff views drawing as fundamental to the artistic process and has turned to art history for inspiration throughout his career. This handsome book features a selection of drawings and prints made over thirty years after paintings by such artists as Poussin, Rubens, Velazquez, Degas, Cezanne, and Goya. Absorbing essays discuss how Kossoff has used this body of drawings to inform his original paintings and analyze how the particular influence of Old Masters has been incorporated into his work.
Main Description
Known for his expressive portraits and London landscapes, draftsman, printmaker, and painter Leon Kossoff (b. 1926) is one of the most significant British artists of the past fifty years. A member of the School of London----a group of loosely representational painters including Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud----Kossoff views drawing as fundamental to the artistic process and has turned to art history for inspiration throughout his career. This handsome book features a selection of drawings and prints made over thirty years after paintings by such artists as Poussin, Rubens, Velázquez, Degas, Cézanne, and Goya. Absorbing essays discuss how Kossoff has used this body of drawings to inform his original paintings and analyze how the particular influence of Old Masters has been incorporated into his work.
Main Description
Known for his expressive portraits and London landscapes, draftsman, printmaker, and painter Leon Kossoff (b. 1926) is one of the most significant British artists of the past fifty years. A member of the School of Londona group of loosely representational painters including Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, and Lucian FreudKossoff views drawing as fundamental to the artistic process and has turned to art history for inspiration throughout his career. This handsome book features a selection of drawings and prints made over thirty years after paintings by such artists as Poussin, Rubens, Velazquez, Degas, Cezanne, and Goya. Absorbing essays discuss how Kossoff has used this body of drawings to inform his original paintings and analyze how the particular influence of Old Masters has been incorporated into his work.
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Known for his expressive portraits and London landscapes, draftsman, printmaker and painter Leon Kossoff is one of the most significant British artists of the past 50 years. This text features a selection of drawings and prints made over 30 years after paintings by such artists as Poussin, Rubens, Degas and Goya.
Table of Contents
Paintingsp. 9
Drawing from the National Gallery & Royal Academyp. 18
From the National Galleryp. 46
Drawings from Spainp. 58
Leon Kossoff : drawing from Goyap. 70
Drawing from Poussinp. 80
From Poussinp. 92
From paintingsp. 96
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