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The book includes Cynthia Polksy's best paintings and works on paper, each of which is illustrated in full colour, either as a one-page illustration or as a double-page spread. An illuminating introductory essay by Karen Wilkin discussed the artist's own observations about her works which are generally conceived as landscapes 'in which the observer can locate himself'. Wilkin also examines the emotional range of Polsky's paintings which are 'lush, seductive, reticent, explosive, slow, tender, aggressive, gorgeous, austere', and they way in which elusively defined colour masses are used to convey these different moods.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780856676284
ISBN-10: 0856676284
Format: Hardback
(272mm x 242mm x 19mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Karen Wilkin

Karen Wilkin is a New York-based curator and critic specializing in twentieth-century modernism. Educated at Barnard College and Columbia University, she was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship, to Rome. Ms. Wilkin has organized numerous exhibitions internationally and is the author of monographs on Stuart Davis, Hans Hofmann, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Kenneth Noland, and Helen Frankenthaler.

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