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Bill Henson / Michael Heyward
Bib ID 7329577
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Henson, Bill, 1955- photographer
 
Description Melbourne, Victoria : National Gallery of Victoria, 2017 
©2017 
75 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 31 cm. 
ISBN 9781925432367
Summary

His powerful and edgy images approach the painterly and the cinematic, bringing formal and classical qualities to the gritty, casual dramas of the everyday. This publication presents a selection of images, compiled by the artist, that range from sublime landscapes and nudes to classical sculpture shown in museum settings, all heightened by the velvet-like blackness of the shadows and the striking use of chiaroscuro to selectively obscure and reveal form. Henson's nudes portray his subjects as self-contained, focused on internal reveries; his landscapes are photographed at twilight, underscoring the transitional mood of the moment; and his museum images juxtapose graceful marble statues against the transfixed visitors observing them. Beautiful, enigmatic and unforgettable, Henson's images enliven our own sense of being.

Full contents
  • Foreword
  • Twenty-one metamorphoses for Bill Henson / Michael Heyward
  • List of illustrations
  • Bill Henson: exhibition checklist.
 
Subjects Henson, Bill, 1955-  |  Henson, Bill, 1955- -- Exhibitions.  |  Photographers, Australian -- Exhibitions.  |  Art, Australian.  |  Photography, Artistic.  |  Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.  |  Art, Australian -- Exhibitions.  |  Australian
Form/genre Exhibition catalogs.
Other authors/contributors Heyward, Michael, 1959- author  |  National Gallery of Victoria, issuing body  |  Art Gallery of Western Australia, host institution
Exhibited Catalogue of an exhibition held at NGV International, Melbourne, 10 March - 27 August 2017 and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, 16 September - 11 December 2017 

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