Jenny Saville is an English painter and a leading Young British Artist (YBA). Saville is best known for her monumental images of women. She does not meet the usual public perception of the YBAs as she has dedicated her career to traditional figurative oil painting. Her painterly style has been compared to that of Lucian Freud and Rubens. Her paintings are usually much larger than life size. They are strongly pigmented and give a highly sensual impression of the surface of the skin as well as the mass of the body. She sometimes adds marks onto the body, such as white "target" rings.
Her early paintings applied modern feminist theory to the traditional genre of the female nude. She has since used her strongly figurative style to address broader issues such as gender and sexual identity.
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