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    Luc Tuymans: I Don't Get it (Hardback) Illustrated by Luc Tuymans, Translated by Dieter Roelstraete, Translated by Gerrit Vermeiren, Translated by Montserrat Gleason

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    DescriptionIn this stunning monograph, the internationally acclaimed Belgian painter Luc Tuymans opens up and reveals, in the form of Polaroids, film stills and other source documents, what has up until now been a largely hidden part of his artistic practice--thereby making it possible to chart both the subjects that fascinate him and his rather idiosyncratic working processes. On the one hand, Tuymans' methods are influenced by photographic techniques. The artist would, however, immediately deny this, claiming that the more than 1,000 Polaroids he has used as the basis for his paintings are not photographs--for the emulsion and the chemical formation of the image behave very differently in each. On the other hand, Tuymans' paintings are imbued with cinematic techniques such as the close-up, slow motion, montage and animation. He draws inspiration from cinematic techniques to load the painted image with topicality and pertinence. This volume, whose reproductions were extensively edited by the artist himself, unravels the anatomy of Tuymans' treatment of images. It is an essential addition to any contemporary art library. Tuymans is represented in New York by David Zwirner gallery.

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    Luc Tuymans
    I Don't Get it
    Authors and contributors
    Illustrated by Luc Tuymans, Translated by Dieter Roelstraete, Translated by Gerrit Vermeiren, Translated by Montserrat Gleason
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 264 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    ISBN 13: 9789055446902
    ISBN 10: 9055446904

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000, ART015100
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 18
    DC21: 759.493
    DC22: 759.493
    LC classification: ND673.T85 A4 2007
    UItgeverij Ludion
    Imprint name
    Ludion Editions NV
    Publication date
    01 March 2008
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    Luc Tuymans is a Belgian artists who emerged in the late 1980s. His work fuses the traditions of Old Master Flemish and Spanish genre painting with a late 20th century sensibility. Ulrich Loock uses Tuymans' installation of exhibitions as a way of mapping key themes. Juan Vicente Aliaga reveals sources and motivations through his dialogue with the artist, whilst curator and critic Nancy Spector explores the narrative possibilities of one painting, Pillows. Tuymans selects Chevengur, a primitivist, magical tale by Russian author Andrei Platonov, and gives a fascinating account of his work in the essay 'Disenchantment'.