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The painting techniques of the world’s best artists

, Jenny Saville’s recent exhibition at New York’s Gagosian Gallery, continues her claims to being the finest British figurative artist of her generation. Though the surface of a portrait such as , pictured, is filled with intriguing passages of mark making in various unlikely colours, Saville is still able to create a convincing sense of form by

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