Bruno Fonseca: The Secret Life of Painting by Alan JenkinsBruno Fonseca: The Secret Life of Painting by Alan Jenkins

Bruno Fonseca: The Secret Life of Painting

byAlan Jenkins, Bruno Fonseca, Karen Wilkin

Paperback | August 1, 2000

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A celebration of a brilliant young artist's tragically short career, this revealing look at Bruno Fonseca's life, unorthodox training, and startlingly diverse paintings, drawings, and sculpture not only casts light on his own impressive work but also offers unusually acute insight into the creative process. The son of a sculptor and a painter mother, Bruno Fonseca grew up in an art-filled Manhattan household and started creating his own art in early childhood. By the age of 18, he had started a rigorous course of study with Augusto Torres in Manhattan, where he maintained a studio until his death at age 36 in 1994.
Alan Jenkins's perceptive musings about the young artist's accomplishments capture Bruno's quirky charm and summon up the complexity of his relationships with family, friends, and the history of art. Karen Wilkin investigates Fonseca's throwback approach to the study of art, based on painstakingly learned ways of seeing and creating that relate more to the 19th-century Academy than to today's conceptualizing, career-chasing art schools. Isabel Fonseca's deeply touching memoir of her brother's childhood and last days brings to life his irresistible spirit and quicksilver intelligence.
Title:Bruno Fonseca: The Secret Life of PaintingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10.5 × 9.3 × 1.02 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Abbeville Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0789206331

ISBN - 13:9780789206336

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In this moving exposé, poet and critic Alan Jenkins, curator and art critic Karen Wilken and author Isabel Fonseca offer their professional points of view regarding the life and work of sculptor-painter Bruno Fonsesca. Bruno Fonsesca The Secret Life of Painting discusses Fonseca’s upbringing, influences, education and artistic evolution up until the artist’s untimely death in 1994 at the age of 36. Also included are 284 images of the artist’s work.