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Jurriaan Benschop - Why Paintings Work

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In ‘Why Paintings Work’, Jurriaan Benschop navigates the diverse landscape of contemporary painting. He introduces the work of dozens of painters and asks: Why do these paintings work? In what ways do they speak to the viewer? He considers both the visible aspects of painting such as the depicted motif and the application of paint and the concepts, beliefs, and motivations that underlie the canvas. ‘Why Paintings Work’ is not just about how we look at paintings, but also about finding a language that suits the art and viewing experience of today.



Garret Publications
Paperback, 192 pages
ISBN 9789527222171

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