Jurriaan Benschop: Waarom een schilderij werkt
Uitgeverij Van Oorschot, 2022
In Why a painting works, Jurriaan Benschop examines the multiform painting of our time. He introduces the work of dozens of painters, discusses the themes they raise and always asks the question: why does this painting work? This brings him to visible aspects, such as the visual motif and the way of painting, as well as to what lies invisible behind the canvas: the motives, the worldview and the cultural background of the artist.
Why a painting works is also about how we speak and write about art. In a clear, committed and contemplative style, Benschop evokes the diverse palette of painting, links it to current themes and helps to understand contemporary art. He explains en passant why visiting a museum or studio can be so fulfilling.
About, and with color reproductions by, among others, Lara de Moor, Helmut Federle, Kerry James Marshall, Nikos Aslanidis, Anna Tuori, Daniel Richter, Paula Rego, Peter Doig, Louise Bonnet, Beatrice Dreux, Martha Jungwirth, Fiona Rae, Gerlind Zeilner, Veronika Hilger , Paula Zarina-Zemane, Rezi van Lankveld, Matthias Weischer, Kaido Ole, Elisabeth Frieberg, Marc Mulders, Michael Markwick, David Benforado, Maria Capelo, Mark Lammert, Jessica Stockholder, Beverly Fishman, Marc Trujillo, Andreas Ragnar Kassapis and Victoria Gitman. IN DUTCH!