Artists Working from Life - the exhibition catalogue from Royal Academy available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Artists Working from Life

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From Michelangelo's marbles to photographic self-portraits, artists have always been fascinated by their creative encounters with the human body. Often a key part of their early training, drawing and sculpting from life goes on to inform their later work in unexpected and inspiring ways. This illuminating publication brings together interviews with 19 contemporary artists working in a variety of different mediums, including Cai Guo-Qiang, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, David Hockney, Chantal Joffe, Bridget Riley, Jenny Saville and Yinka Shonibare.

Through their in-depth conversations with the artists, writers explore the many ways artists work “from life”: from Jeremy Deller's open life class with Iggy Pop as a model to Jonathan Yeo's innovative use of 3D scanners and virtual reality. An introductory essay provides the historical context for a practice deeply rooted in artistic tradition. Generously illustrated with reproductions of the artists' work and photography of their working methods, this book upends all our prior assumptions about 'working from life'.

  • Author: Sam Phillips
  • Hardcover: 160 pages | 150 colour illustrations
  • Date published: December 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1910350904
  • Product Dimensions: 27.1 x 19.9 cm