A haunting evocation of the ruined country estates of the Russian aristocracy of the 18th and 19th centuries. Revolution, civil war, invasion, anarchy and casual indifference have conspired against many of the grand buildings of Russia’s rich and complex past. While the architectural riches of Moscow and St Petersburg still exist for everyone to see, when the photographer Simon Marsden and author Duncan McLaren entered the Russian countryside, away from the obvious tourist trails, they encountered a very different world... More
Late & Post Modern
Canadian Art: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario
144 pages, paperback, 280 x 240 mm, 120 colour illustrations
ISBN: 978 1 903470 83 1
Essays by Jeremy Adamson, Katerina Atanassova, Steven Brown, Lucie Dorais, Charles Hill, Joan Murray, Roald Nasgaard, Dennis Reid, David Silcox, Shirely Thomson
Together with important First Nations material, the Thomson Canadian Collection is the largest of all private holdings of Canadian art.
There are rare and incomparable examples of Northwest Coast Aboriginal art. Krieghoff’s inspired accounts of life in the Canadas, prior to Confederation, bring the light and atmosphere of history fully into the present. A staggering power to capture the fleeting and the fugitive in paint still distinguishes the work of the early 20th-century painter Morrice. Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven loaded their brushes with the raw pigment of the Canadian wilderness to set the enduring standard of Canadian landscape art. Milne, and then Borduas, remain international leaders of experimental painterly practice. Kurelek, by contrast, painted the story of his life with unparallelled intensity and individuality. Altogether these artists tell the rich story of the country Ken Thomson called home.
This book is first published to accompany the major exhibition at Compton Verney, ‘The Artist’s Studio’, staged at this great Adam-designed country house in Warwickshire. This rarely studied subject is covered in expert essays based upon new research from the late sixteenth century to the present day, focusing upon artists from Rembrandt and Courbet, via Rossetti and Cézanne to Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon. More
OUT OF PRINT In the early nineteenth century Paris was an irresistible attraction for thousands of British tourists, among whom were many painters. There was an unprecedented interest in views of the city, and artists responded to this excitement with an extraordinary range of works, from simple pencil views to the most elaborate watercolours. It is this remarkable contribution of the British to the iconography of Paris, and the fact that it was in the early nineteenth century that the French capital became the major destination for mass middle-class tourism that it has remained ever since, that justifies the title of this publication – The Discovery of Paris. More