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Rita de Muynck

Under the Skin

Dreams, the subconscious, and the involuntary sensual associations of synesthesia are among the forces that find expression in the large-scale figurative paintings and droll day-and-night drawings of Belgian contemporary artist Rita de Muynck. Expressionistic and richly colored, de Muynck’s paintings draw viewers into a rich world of sensual experience.
This lavishly illustrated book—the first to turn the focus on de Muynck’s body of work—presents the artist’s paintings, drawings, installations, and sculptures from 1998 to the present alongside an interview with de Muynck and a selection of essays and literary and scientific texts. Together, the paintings and writings in Rita de Muynck: Under the Skin contribute to an understanding of how the artist’s distinct style is characterized by the interconnectedness of the senses and the expression of existential experience.

192 pages | 175 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2014

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents

The Beauties and the Beasts
Thomas Zacharias
Archethemes and Archetypes in the Works of Rita De Muynck
Christa Sutterlin
Me Exotic Bird
Michael Brunner
Cow Heaven
Andrea C. Theil
Day-Drawn – Night-Drawn
Thomas Zacharias
And He Had a Dream
Rudiger Ullrich
An Interview on Expressiveness
Andrea C. Theil and Rita De Muynck
On the Creation of a Work
What is Autobiographical?
About Trance
Learned Synaesthesia
About Rhythm
And Another Question…
Looking Back

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