Yevondé - Life and Colour
This lead publication in the National Portrait Gallery'sreopening programme in 2023 will focus on the work ofYevonde (1893 1975). Yevonde was a...
This lead publication in the National Portrait Gallery'sreopening programme in 2023 will focus on the work ofYevonde (1893 1975). Yevonde was a businesswomanand tireless creator: as an innovator committed to colourphotography when it was not considered a seriousmedium, her work is significant in the history of Britishportrait photography. She championed photographyduring a time where there were few women photographersworking professionally, and this book tells the story of herlife, works, and 60-year career.Yevonde: Life and Colour brings the photographer'sworks together again for the first time in 20 years andfeatures previously unpublished works, as well as hermost renowned body of work, a series of women dressedas goddesses posed in surreal tableaux from the 1930s.This book showcases her experimentation with a rangeof techniques and genres including colour photography,portraiture, still-lifes, solarisation, and the Vivex colourprocess, and repositions her as a modern artist of the20th century. This is a highly illustrated publication, providingin-depth context to Yevonde's images, considering theiraesthetic and mythic references. Yevonde's portraitsembody glorified tradition countered with a desire forthe new.
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