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This major retrospective of the work of Howard Hodgkin, one of Britain’s leading post-war painters, provides a comprehensive survey of the artist’s work, presenting recent works alongside those from earlier decades. It brings together some 50 key paintings, from the 1960s to date, which epitomise the qualities which have made Hodgkin one of the most popular painters of his time – his original use of colour, his ability to straddle so effectively the boundary between representation and abstraction and his masterly evocation and distillation of emotions, memories and events. The exhibition traces the development of Hodgkin’s distinctive visual vocabulary, from early portraits and interiors through his emphasis on the painting as object, to the gradual loosening of the paint surface in recent years, and offers new insights into the development of Hodgkin’s work over four decades.
Howard Hodgkin is curated by Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate, and Enrique Juncosa, Director, IMMA. It will also be shown at Tate Britain in London and at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) in Madrid.
An illustrated catalogue with new texts by the Irish novelist Colm Tóibín and Enrique Juncosa, plus specially selected existing texts by novelists Julian Barnes, William Boyd and Alan Hollinghurst, critic Anthony Lane, travel writer and novelist Bruce Chatwin, essayist Susan Sontag and poets Bruce Bernard and James Fenton, accompanies the exhibition (price €21.95).
The exhibition is presented in association with THE IRISH TIMES and H&K International.
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