Howard Hodgkin: Painting India
'If Hodgkin saw India as a place where emotion brimmed close to life’s surface, in these last paintings, his own feelings are right there on the surface of his paintings, captured in a few final brushstrokes of rapturous intensity' - Telegraph
For popular British artist Howard Hodgkin (1932 - 2017), India has been a source of inspiration since he first visited the country in 1964. This companion book to an exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield will be the first to explore the influence of India on his work. The first of Hodgkin's paintings inspired by India, Indian Subject (Blue), 1965-1969, was also the first painted on wood, rather than canvas.
It began a long exploration of paint surface and support that has become a key characteristic of his practice. The book's illustrative journey begins with early works of the 1960s and includes paintings from throughout Hodgkin's career including his most recent. Featuring unpublished archival material, newly commissioned essays and an interview with the artist, this unique publication sheds light on an important strand of Hodgkin's oeuvre and provides valuable insights into his work in general.
- Author: Eleanor Clayton, Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Date published: July 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1848222359
- Product Dimensions: 26.0 x 22.0 cm