Texts by Ilaria Bonacossa, Mariuccia Casadio, Marlene Dumas, and Dominic van den Boogerd. Interview with the artist by Barbara Bloom
Marlene Dumas's work is widely admired for its emotionally-charged portrayal of the human figure and its potent combination of drama, humor and sexuality. Born in South Africa in 1953 and based in Amsterdam, Dumas is a highly-skilled 'painter's painter'; her work comments on the state of painting today while asking what it means to be a woman working within the predominantly male genre of Expressionist art. Dumas's work is collected and exhibited internationally, and since the publication of the first edition of this book, her following has continued to grow. This revised edition, with a new essay by Ilaria Bonacossa and new writings by Dumas, has been expanded by 80 pages to include the artist's most recent work.