Jenny Saville, ‘Voice of the Shuttle (Philomela)’, 2014-2015, Print, Indigo print on 300gsm Somerset Photo, Royal Academy of Arts
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Jenny Saville

Voice of the Shuttle (Philomela), 2014-2015

Indigo print on 300gsm Somerset Photo
15 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
40 × 50 cm
Edition of 100
.
£1,100
Location
London
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Royal Academy of Arts
London

Unframed
Paper size: 40 x 50 cm, image size: 30.6 x 39.2 cm

Medium
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© Jenny Saville. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2015
Jenny Saville
British, b. 1970
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Fascinated by pathological perceptions of the body, Jenny Saville’s paintings depict grotesque, hyperreal visions of the human figure where faces are dismembered and flesh abounds. Using thick layers of oil paint, Saville’s work challenges her genre, combining art historical tropes by merging Peter Paul Rubens’s classic figuration with Chaim Soutine’s visceral portrayals of carcasses, Cubism’s fractured planes, and Abstract Expressionism’s gestural strokes. Inspired by and reflecting a wide range of topics—from obese women in American shopping malls to bodies beyond the gender binary and brassiere imprints—Saville’s paintings have become emblematic of the female gaze. “I want to be a painter of modern life, and modern bodies,” she says. In 2018, Saville’s early nude portrait Propped (1992), which portrays a woman gripping at her flesh in the face of a cloudy mirror, sold for $12.4 million.

Jenny Saville, ‘Voice of the Shuttle (Philomela)’, 2014-2015, Print, Indigo print on 300gsm Somerset Photo, Royal Academy of Arts
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Royal Academy of Arts
London

Unframed
Paper size: 40 x 50 cm, image size: 30.6 x 39.2 cm

Medium
Image rights
© Jenny Saville. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2015
Jenny Saville
British, b. 1970
Follow

Fascinated by pathological perceptions of the body, Jenny Saville’s paintings depict grotesque, hyperreal visions of the human figure where faces are dismembered and flesh abounds. Using thick layers of oil paint, Saville’s work challenges her genre, combining art historical tropes by merging Peter Paul Rubens’s classic figuration with Chaim Soutine’s visceral portrayals of carcasses, Cubism’s fractured planes, and Abstract Expressionism’s gestural strokes. Inspired by and reflecting a wide range of topics—from obese women in American shopping malls to bodies beyond the gender binary and brassiere imprints—Saville’s paintings have become emblematic of the female gaze. “I want to be a painter of modern life, and modern bodies,” she says. In 2018, Saville’s early nude portrait Propped (1992), which portrays a woman gripping at her flesh in the face of a cloudy mirror, sold for $12.4 million.

Jenny Saville

Voice of the Shuttle (Philomela), 2014-2015

Indigo print on 300gsm Somerset Photo
15 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
40 × 50 cm
Edition of 100
.
£1,100
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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