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Helene Schjerfbeck (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 24/10/2018
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Though little known outside her native country, Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) is one of Finland's best-loved artists. Her career, which stretched from the late 1870s to the end of the Second World War, encompassed both Impressionism and Modernism. This book records an exhibition that marks the first time her works have been seen in the UK since she exhibited in London herself in 1890. It presents the full range of her exceptional paintings and drawings, with 70 works in all genres, including portrait, landscape and still-life. Schjerfbeck's technique, her social and cultural context and her legacy are all examined in depth by the authors. The book also explores the role of the masquerade in Schjerfbeck's work, and the impact of old-master paintings on her practice.

Publisher: RA Enterprises Ltd.
ISBN: 9781912520039
Number of pages: 168
Dimensions: 270 x 230 mm


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Her paintings of her mother, which irresistibly recall Whistler are wonderful: affectionate without being sentimental and with a daughter's eye to detail.... This is an overdue tribute to a very considerable artist.--Melanie McDonagh "Evening Standard "
[T]here's a 'modern' aspect to many of Schjerfbeck's images. Right from the off, the women in her portraits look alive, real and healthy.... This is what makes Schjerfbeck fascinating. Instead of tapering off into rehearsed formulas, her art gets better as it heads from start to finish.--Rosemary Waugh "Time Out "
an utterly riveting view of the Finnish Munch... you are in for the most wonderfully striking surpise.--Rachel Campbell-Johnston "New York Times "

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