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By (author) Madeleine Emo Capodilista


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  • Highlights from the sketchbooks of a polyglot artist, covering 40 years of creative work
  • Inspiring drawings and croquis that offer fascinating insight into Madeleine Emo Capodilista’s multifaceted life and work
  • A lively and vibrant celebration of the sketch book tradition
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Sketchbooks often reveal fascinating aspects of an artist’s perspective. Charting the development of an artwork, they trace back to both an original idea and preceding compositions. Spontaneous first sketches contain a number of unrealised inspirations, personal encounters, and tangential snapshots. They are a creative record of everyday life.

The delightful, playfully charming, and very personal sketches in Bouquet de croquis from Madeleine Emo Capodilista are works of art unto themselves. Whether the final piece stands alone or is juxtaposed with early ideas, each of these sketches is equally unconventional and inspiring. This book traces 40 years of Emo Capodilista’s creative polyglot work through her drawing book highlights. The sketches give insight into her life and practice — from her exciting, bohemian life in Paris in the 1970s through to the contemporary art scene in London today. Famous artists, personalities, and many characters of all walks of life feature in this colourful picture of a contemporary artist who, coincidentally or not, likes to write from right to left, just like another luminary of the artist’s sketch book, Leonardo da Vinci.

Text in English, German and French.

About the Author

Madeleine Emo Capodilista grew up in the Dutch province of Friesland, an influence to her both emotionally and artistically, before moving to Brussels. After a humanistic education, she attended the Académie Julian in Paris to study graphic design. From Saint Germain and the Rive Gauche, Emo Capodolista then relocated to theatrical Venice. Today, with her homebase in London, Madeleine receives commissions primarily from France, Belgium, and Germany, but already has her eye on Amsterdam.

teNeues Books
7th May 2021
World excluding Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands
368 mm x 260 mm
304 Pages
500 color
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