Published by National Gallery of Victoria. Text by Michael Heyward.
Bill Henson (born 1955) is one of Australia’s leading contemporary photographers.
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.
PUBLISHER National Gallery of Victoria
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 12 x 12 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/28/2017 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 108
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781925432367TRADE List Price: $50.00 CDN $67.50 GBP £45.00