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Bruno Fonseca: The Secret Life of Painting

Jenkins, Alan; Wilkin, Karen; Fonseca, Isabel

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ISBN 10: 0789206269 / ISBN 13: 9780789206268
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Title: Bruno Fonseca: The Secret Life of Painting

Publisher: Abbeville Press

Binding: Hardcover

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A celebration of a brilliant young artist's tragically short career, this revealing look at Bruno Fonseca's life, unorthodox training, and startlingly diverse paintings, drawings, and sculpture not only casts light on his own impressive work but also offers unusually acute insight into the creative process. The son of a sculptor and a painter mother, Bruno Fonseca grew up in an art-filled Manhattan household and started creating his own art early on. By the age of 18, he had started a rigorous course of study with Augusto Torres in Manhattan, where he maintained a studio until his death at age 36 in 1994.
Alan Jenkins's perceptive musings about the young artist's accomplishments capture Bruno's quirky charm and summon 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. Isabel Fonseca's deeply touching memoir of her brother's childhood and last days brings to life his irresistible spirit and quicksilver intelligence.

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Alan Jenkins, a poet and critic, is deputy editor of the London Times Literary Supplement. Karen Wilkin, who lives in Manhattan, is an independent curator and art critic. Isabel Fonseca is the author of the national bestseller Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey; she lives in London.

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