368 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 365).
"From fantastical worlds to political topologies: a global survey of landscape painting in the 21st century. Although the fact may be surprising to some, landscape painting is positively thriving in the 21st century--indeed, the genre has arguably never felt as vital as it does today. The reasons why, if speculative, surely include our imminent environmental collapse and increasingly digitally mediated existence. Landscape Painting Now is the first book of its kind to take a global view of its subject, featuring more than eighty outstanding contemporary artists--both established and emerging--whose ages span seven decades and who hail from twenty-five different countries. Through its thematic organization into six chapters--Realism and Beyond, Post-Pop Landscapes, New Romanticism, Constructed Realities, Abstracted Topographies, and Complicated Vistas--the book affords a generous window into the very best of contemporary landscape painting, from Cecily Brown's sensual, fleshy landscapes to Peter Doig's magic realist renderings of Trinidad, Maureen Gallace's serene views of beach cottages and the foaming ocean, David Hockney's radiant capturings of seasonal change in the English countryside, Julie Mehretu's dynamically cartographic abstractions, Alexis Rockman's mural-sized, postapocalyptic dioramas, and far beyond.Landscape Painting Now features an extensive essay by Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation. Schwabsky's text weaves throughout the book, tracing the history of landscape painting from its origins in Eastern and Western art, through its transformation in the 20th century, to its present flourishing. Shorter texts by art historians Robert R. Shane, Louise Sørensen, and Susan A. Van Scoy introduce each artist, situating the importance of landscape within their practice and addressing key works. With over 400 color reproductions, including many details, this ambitious survey makes a compelling case for the continued relevance of landscape painting in our time."-- Publisher description.
Painting with the flow of the world / Barry Schwabsky -- Realism and beyond: Pat de Groot ; Sylvia Plimack Mangold ; Jane Freilicher ; Lois Dodd ; Maureen Gallace ; Cynthia Daignault ; John Beerman ; Antonio López García ; Israel Hershberg ; Barkley L. Hendricks ; George Shaw ; Rackstraw Downes ; April Gornik ; Tim Gardner ; Damian Loeb ; Richard Estes ; Franz Gertsch -- Post-pop landscapes: Alex Katz ; David Hockney ; Wayne Thiebaud ; Lisa Sanditz ; Yvonne Jacquette ; Jonas Wood ; Daniel Heidkamp ; Isca Greenfield-Sanders ; Matthew Wong ; Makiko Kudo ; Jules de Balincourt -- New romanticism: Hernan Bas ; Verne Dawson ; Mamma Andersson ; Anselm Kiefer ; Eggert Pétursson ; Tomás Sánchez ; Genieve Figgis ; Peter Doig ; Neo Rauch ; Nigel Cooke ; Enrique Martínez Celaya ; Tim Eitel ; Matvey Levenstein ; Silke Otto-Knapp ; Lucas Arruda ; Celia Paul -- Constructed realities: Will Cotton ; Amy Bennett ; Cinta Vidal ; Alison Elizabeth Taylor ; Merlin James ; Gillian Carnegie ; Alex Kanevsky ; Adrian Ghenie ; Lisa Yuskavage ; Inka Essenhigh ; Mark Tansey ; Vincent Desiderio ; Justin Mortimer ; Jean-Pierre Roy -- Abstracted topographies: Julie Mehretu ; Ali Banisadr ; Maki Na Kamura ; Cecily Brown ; Corinne Wasmuht ; Luiz Zerbini ; Andreas Eriksson ; Per Kirkeby ; Hurvin Anderson ; Shara Hughes ; Barnaby Furnas ; Etel Adnan -- Complicated vistas: Alexis Rockman ; Li Dafang ; Luc Tuymans ; Yishai Jusidman ; Serban Savu ; Noa Charuvi ; Ayman Baalbaki ; Liu Xiaodong ; Kay WalkingStick ; Francis Alÿs ; Jordan Nassar ; Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan.
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