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A Crisis of Brilliance
A Crisis of Brilliance
by David Haycock
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The Slade 100 years ago, 27 Aug 2013
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A perceptive insight into the lives,backgrounds, relationships and rivalries of the diverse students of Henry Tonks at the Slade. Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler, Dora Carrington, Richard Nevinson and Paul Nash were all seeking a direction for their creativity, at a time when the traditional art world was coming to terms with the influence of post-impressionism.

Barbara Rae
Barbara Rae
by Bill Hare
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 36.00

37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Landscape bordering Abstraction, 1 Feb 2009
This review is from: Barbara Rae (Hardcover)
Barbara Rae's paintings have the bold shapes and striking use of contrasting colour associated with abstract art, but her work is firmly rooted in the tradition of landscape painting. She makes sketchbook studies during her travels and from them, back in the studio, makes monotype prints with unusual colour combinations as a source of reference. The final painting evolves from an experimental creative process, using painterly colour and texture, collage, and even spatters of paint flicked at the canvas. Man-made structures and patterns on the landscape - architecture, telegraph poles and wires, roads, ploughed fields - are used, together with trees and foliage, as patterns against the dynamic textured backgrounds.

This is a beautifully produced, extensively illustrated book, showing the work of an outstanding contemporary artist.

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