Monday, April 2, 2012

Jenny Saville / Four Pictures

Jenny Saville
Four Pictures
by Katherine Chen

Jenny Saville
Reverse, 2002

Matrix by Jenny Saville

Hem by Jenny Saville

Torso by Jenny Saville

         Jenny Saville is a very interesting artist because of the content of her work. Her paintings are usually based on the female body; she has been inspired by surgical photographs of liposuction, trauma victims and transvestites.
          Although the figures in her paintings aren’t meant to look beautiful, I feel like they are painted beautifully. Saville has a very painterly touch that makes her work look so real and alive; her strokes create so much movement in her work. She sends a message through her figures; her figures have a bold presence and basically say “what you see is what you get.”

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