100 Figures : The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake
A beautiful book about the little-known oil paintings, drawings and prints of Quentin Blake - the exhibition catalogue for a show at the House of Illustration.
Quentin Blake's illustrations are instantly recognisable to millions of people around the world. This companion book to an exhibition held at London's House of Illustration explores an unusual aspect of Blake's work - his works of art. 100 Figures, features all of the 100 exhibited works - ranging from large-scale oil paintings to drawings and prints, created between the1950s 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 also offers 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.
- Author: Quentin Blake
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Date published: September 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1849766159
- Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 19.9 cm