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100 Figures: The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake

100 Figures: The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake (Hardback)

Illustrated by Blake, Sir Quentin

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Quentin Blake's illustrations are instantly recognisable to millions of people around the world. A new exhibition to be held at London's House of Illustration will explore an unusual aspect of Blake's work, however, exhibiting for the first time 100 examples of his works of art. ...100 Figures, will feature all of the 100 exhibited works - ranging from large-scale oil paintings to drawings and prints, created between the 1950s and today. Works included date back to his post-grad years in the 1950s when he struggled to make a living as an illustrator and took life-drawing classes at Chelsea School of Art. It was here that he first engaged with the human figure, but soon, having observed how the human body behaves, he found he was able to draw it from memory in any pose, working from his vivid imagination. 100 Figures will also offer the chance to catch a rare glimpse of early oil paintings by Blake - some painted on hardboard since he was unable to afford canvases at that time and painted using commercial house-painters' brushes.
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ISBN 9781849766159
Released NZ 6 Nov 2018
Publisher Tate Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781849766159
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Tate Publishing
Imprint Tate Publishing
Released 6 Nov 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Blake, Sir Quentin
Category Art Styles: C 1960 -
Individual Artists
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 246mm
Dewey Code 759.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Exhibition catalogs, Art and Design, Blake, Quentin
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade