This revealing look at Bruno Fonseca's life, unorthodox training, and startlingly diverse paintings, drawings, and sculpture casts light not only on his own impressive work but also offers unusually acute insight into the creative process. The son of a sculptor father and a painter mother who grew up in a privileged and art-filled Manhattan household, Bruno Fonseca started creating his own art early on. By the age of eighteen, he had started a rigorous course of study with Augusto Torres in Barcelona, where he maintained a studio until his death at age thirty-six in 1994.
Alan Jenkin's perceptive musings about the young artist's accomplishments capture Bruno's quirky charm and summons up the complexity of his relationships with family, friends, and the history of art Karen Wilkin Investigates Fonseca's unusually traditional approach to the study of art, based on painstakingly learned ways of seeing and creating that relate more to the 19th-century Academy than to today's conceptualizing, career-chasing art schools. And Isabel's deeply touching memoir of her brother's childhood and last days brings to life his irresistible spirit and quicksilver intelligence. These thoughtful texts, juxtaposed with Fonseca's striking images, offer welcome glimpses into the mysteries of how and why an artist creates.
Bruno Fonseca, Alan Jenkins; the education of a painter, Karen Wilkin; faces and figures, Karen Wilkin; the secret life of painting, Karen Wilkin; the tabletop and the piazza, karen Wilkin; a restless imagination, Karen Wilkin; the war murals, Alan Jenkins; dear letter, Isabel Fonseca.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st October 2000
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 27.9
Weight (kg): 1.95