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Landscape bordering Abstraction,
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.