Jeanne Masoero: A Survey (New edition)

Jeanne Masoero: A Survey (New edition)

By: Sacha Craddock (editor)Hardback

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The art of Jeanne Masoero is instantly recognisable. In this, the first full survey of her work, Sacha Craddock shows how, after her formative years spent in Italy and then London, where she was a graduate of the Slade, Jeanne Masoero has followed a long path of searching technical and spiritual development with an unshakable individuality. Her concern with colour, light and spatial depth has been evident from the great clouds and glowing bars of colour of the first London exhibitions at the Angela Flowers Gallery and the Hayward, to the mature work where, using her own unique method of composition, she creates thousands of tiny grains of colour which - seeming themselves to hover between matter and energy, colour and light - cluster, collide or stream out like galactic organisms across a pure white field of cosmic space. Further critical essays by Guy Brett and Sarah Kent deal with Jeanne Masoero's art in the context of contemporary currents of thought. Edward Rutherfurd's biographical essay includes an account of her family's links to the Italian partisans and her perilous wartime journey to Britain.

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Sacha Craddock is an independent art critic and lecturer. She is the chair of New Contemporaries, and a jury member for this year's Jerwood Painting Prize. She is in the process of setting up Monitor, a publication that will establish a forum for critical writing, discussion and newly commissioned work. Guy Brett had been an international writer on art, lecturer and exhibition organiser since the 1960s. Formerly Art Critic of The Times, London, and Visual Arts Editor of the London weekly City Limits, he has written extensively for the art press, including Art In America, Artforum, Studio International, and numerous European language magazines. In 2000 he curated Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic (MACBA in Barcelona and the Hayward Gallery in London). His books include Kinetic Art: the Language of Movement (Studio Vista/Reinholdt, London and New York 1968) and Mona Hatoum (Phaidon, London 1977) Sarah Kent is the visual arts editor of Time Out Magazine. Her books include: Shark Infested Waters (Philip Wilson, 1994), a survey of Young British Artists in the Saatchi Collection; Stephen Balkenhol (Saatchi Gallery, 1996); and Women's Images of Men (Pandora Press reprinted 1990), essays and interviews by and with exhibitors from the exhibition of the same name. Edward Rutherfurd is the internationally best-selling author of the historical novels Sarum, Russka, London and The Forest. His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He is also an art collector.


Contents: The book in your hands, Guy Brett; Jeanne Masoero: Background to an artist's life, Edward Rutherfurd; A survey, Sacha Craddock; Extracts from a conversation between the artist and Jasia Reichardt; Figures and light, Sarah Kent.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780853318521
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780853318521
  • weight: 948
  • ISBN10: 0853318522
  • edition: New edition

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