9780789206336

Bruno Fonseca

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789206336

  • ISBN10:

    0789206331

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-08-01
  • Publisher: Abbeville Pr

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Summary

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 br

Table of Contents

Bruno Fonseca
7(26)
Alan Jenkins
The Education of a Painter
33(40)
Faces and Figures
73(40)
The Secret Life of Painting
113(16)
The Tabletop and the Piazza
129(22)
A Restless Imagination
151(40)
Karen Wilkin
The War Murals
191(16)
Alan Jenkins
Dear Letter
207(20)
Isabel Fonseca
Chronology 227(9)
Bibliography 236(1)
Index 237

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