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The desire of the line : Ralph Hotere figurative works / Kriselle Baker.

By: Baker, Kriselle, 1960-.
Contributor(s): Hotere, Ralph, 1931-2013 | Hotere, Ralph, 1931-2013 [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2005Description: xi, 156 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869403436 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Hotere, Ralph, 1931-2013 | Hotere, Ralph, 1931-2013 -- Criticism and interpretation | Hotere, Raphl, 1931- | Human beings in art | Painters -- New Zealand | Hotere, Ralph, 1931- | Hotere, Ralph, 1931- Criticism and interpretationDDC classification: 741.092
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Carnival (1962) -- 3. Woman (1962-1964) -- 4. Song cycle (1975) -- 5. An exchange of line and texture -- 6. Woman (1969-): the inheritance of the line -- 7. Repetition and the pleasure of the line -- Notes -- A note regarding the images -- Catalogue of images -- List of works.
Introduction : a chronology of the figurative work -- Carnival (1962) : the subversion of Carnival -- Woman (1962-1964) : the early works -- Song cycle (1975) : the dance of the line -- An exchange of line and texture -- Woman (1969) : the inheritance of line -- Repetition and the pleasure of the line.
Carnival (1962) -- Woman (1962-1964) -- Song cycle (1975) -- An exchange of line and texture -- Woman (1969-): the inheritance of the line -- Repetition and the pleasure of the line -- Notes -- A note regarding the images -- Catalogue of images -- List of works.
Review: "Alongside the large abstract paintings for which he is so much admired, Ralph Hotere has throughout his career produced countless beautiful figurative works - drawings and paintings. In this book Kriselle Baker introduces these works and presents a rich selection of 142 images focusing especially on the gorgeous Woman series, a constant in Hotere's work from the 1960s. These are wonderfully varied, many composed of the simplest lines effortlessly suggesting warmth, intimacy and pleasure; others have flashes of colour or denser lines. Also included are a smaller group of works from Song Cycle, originally drawn for a stage performance and evoking movement and sound. The introductory essay, in which Baker explores the history of these images, their distinctive qualities and their role in relation to Hotere's better-known work, is followed by a catalogue of 112 full-page images and a list of works."--BOOK JACKET.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Presenting a less-known side of a well-known artist, this collection of Ralph Hotere's line drawings and paintings of women was done between 1959 and the late 1990s. The collection is divided into two bodies of work: the Woman Series and the Song Cycle. As its name suggests, the Woman Series is composed of line drawings of nude women; and the Song Cycle was originally drawn for a stage performance in 1975 and suggests movement and sound.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-32).

1. Introduction -- 2. Carnival (1962) -- 3. Woman (1962-1964) -- 4. Song cycle (1975) -- 5. An exchange of line and texture -- 6. Woman (1969-): the inheritance of the line -- 7. Repetition and the pleasure of the line -- Notes -- A note regarding the images -- Catalogue of images -- List of works.

1. Introduction : a chronology of the figurative work -- 2. Carnival (1962) : the subversion of Carnival -- 3. Woman (1962-1964) : the early works -- 4. Song cycle (1975) : the dance of the line -- 5. An exchange of line and texture -- 6. Woman (1969) : the inheritance of line -- 7. Repetition and the pleasure of the line.

Carnival (1962) -- Woman (1962-1964) -- Song cycle (1975) -- An exchange of line and texture -- Woman (1969-): the inheritance of the line -- Repetition and the pleasure of the line -- Notes -- A note regarding the images -- Catalogue of images -- List of works.

"Alongside the large abstract paintings for which he is so much admired, Ralph Hotere has throughout his career produced countless beautiful figurative works - drawings and paintings. In this book Kriselle Baker introduces these works and presents a rich selection of 142 images focusing especially on the gorgeous Woman series, a constant in Hotere's work from the 1960s. These are wonderfully varied, many composed of the simplest lines effortlessly suggesting warmth, intimacy and pleasure; others have flashes of colour or denser lines. Also included are a smaller group of works from Song Cycle, originally drawn for a stage performance and evoking movement and sound. The introductory essay, in which Baker explores the history of these images, their distinctive qualities and their role in relation to Hotere's better-known work, is followed by a catalogue of 112 full-page images and a list of works."--BOOK JACKET.

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