The Monumental Intimacy of Jenny Saville's Female Nude

London | 5 March

In discussing her work, Jenny Saville stated “the history of art has been dominated by men, living in ivory towers, seeing women as sexual objects. I paint women as most women see themselves.” In this episode of Expert Voices, Senior International Specialist Isabelle Paagman highlights the virtuosity and power on display in Juncture (1994) — a pure spectacle in paint. Its image of the female form is all-consuming and over-powering. Towering three meters tall, Juncture is a tremendous illustration of Saville’s unassailably contemporary talent as a figurative artist. (5 March | London)

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