José Leonilson: Empty Man

By (artist)José LeonilsonEditorKaren Marta, Gabriela Rangel

Hardcover | June 26, 2018

José Leonilson: Empty Man by José Leonilson
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José Leonilson (1957–93) came of age as an artist as part of the 1980s generation in Brazil. What he shared with the diverse artistic milieu of that time was a so-called "joy of painting," rediscovered in the years following the end of Brazil's dictatorship. What separated him from his contemporaries was his personal way of working and his distinct aesthetic centered on raw emotional feelings, introspective musings and private affairs.

Focusing on Leonilson's production as a mature artist, this volume features nearly 50 paintings, drawings and embroideries made between the mid-1980s until 1993, when the artist died of AIDS. In this short yet prolific period, Leonilson fully developed a unique artistic language in dialogue with other contemporary art practices, Brazilian vernacular traditions and global issues prompted by the AIDS crisis.

Title:José Leonilson: Empty ManFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:284 pages, 10.2 X 7.1 X 1.2 inShipping dimensions:284 pages, 10.2 X 7.1 X 1.2 inPublished:June 26, 2018Publisher:Koenig BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3960982844

ISBN - 13:9783960982845

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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