isbn 9789491819391   LUDION
Idea Code 15767   out of print   $13.00

This book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery, features the Belgian artist’s most recent work. Here, his fascination with Scottish light and its thinkers, who believed in the perfectibility of man, becomes apparent. Inspired by a visit to the art collection of the University of Edinburgh, Tuymans realised three small portraits of Scottish philosophers. Besides the theme of light, the notion of impending horror also plays a role in a monumental dark work, ‘The Shore’, which refers to Goya, and in the portrait of Issei Sagawa, a cannibalistic murderer. Includes a short story by British author Will Self and an essay by art historian Collin Chinnery.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, hb, English

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