Jenny Saville: Reproduction drawing IV (after the Leonardo cartoon), 2010, Pencil on paper, 89 5/16 x 69 5/8 inches
This was one of my favorite pieces I saw at the Norton Art Museum last week in West Palm. The most gentle subject of Jenny Saville’s entire exposition, the child, is shown true to nature, in motion. Done in pencil in the style of Leonardo’s Madonna and child, her talents are highlighted. Many of her other works were thickly slathered, fleshy paintings of gnarled, yet mesmerizing subjects in physical states of transition. The entire exhibition was brilliant.
We went twice.