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  • Luc Tuymans

    The Renaissance Society

    There is scarcely a genre of painting that Luc Tuymans does not appropriate and turn inside out. “Superstition,” a selection of his work from 1985 to the present, included 20 smallish canvases that ranged from portraits to painterly abstractions, from landscapes to interiors, to hard-edged pattern paintings, cityscapes, figure paintings, still lifes, nudes, and serial images, all infused with Tuymans’ curious ability to remain simultaneously detached and engaged. The multiplicity of pictorial effects and narratives is mesmerizing. In plumbing the rhetoric of painting, Tuymans finds all its

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