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Patrick Heron
Vivien Knight (Editor)
0853315256
December 1987
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
British artist Heron's paintings, drenched in light and color, confirm him as a colorist of genius and an original who resists categorization. Born in 1920 and residing mostly in Celtic Cornwall since 1956, Heron turned to abstraction in the mid-1950s, with a purely sensuous apprehension of color, space and shape that recalls his idols Matisse, Bonnard and Braque, yet he has restlessly experimented in his own idioms. His juicy biomorphic compositions of the past 16 years shimmer with atmospheric pyrotechnics yet are amazingly relaxed, even serene. In the 1970s he unreeled oceanic stretches of color, seeking what he called a "full emptiness." His joyfully anarchic '60s canvases, featuring orbs, discs and squares that collide, nudge, hover, envelop or invade, invite the eye and the mind to play. In this stunningly...


Nephilim: And The Pyramid Of The Apocalypse
Patrick C. Heron
1594678944
November 2004
Paperback
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Patrick Heron
Mel Gooding
0714834440
September 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
British artist Heron's paintings, drenched in light and color, confirm him as a colorist of genius and an original who resists categorization. Born in 1920 and residing mostly in Celtic Cornwall since 1956, Heron turned to abstraction in the mid-1950s, with a purely sensuous apprehension of color, space and shape that recalls his idols Matisse, Bonnard and Braque, yet he has restlessly experimented in his own idioms. His juicy biomorphic compositions of the past 16 years shimmer with atmospheric pyrotechnics yet are amazingly relaxed, even serene. In the 1970s he unreeled oceanic stretches of color, seeking what he called a "full emptiness." His joyfully anarchic '60s canvases, featuring orbs, discs and squares that collide, nudge, hover, envelop or invade, invite the eye and the mind to play. In this stunningly...


Patrick Heron: St. Ives Artists
Michael McNay
0810962640
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Patrick Heron was one of the first British artists to embrace abstraction in the 1950s, absorbing and distilling a wide range of influences, particularly those of Matisse and Braque, to create works that convey pure visual sensation. In addition, he also produced a powerful and provocative body of work as a writer, making a forceful case for the importance of contemporary British art in the face of the increasing dominance of the New York art world. This much-needed survey of Heron's life and work, the first since his death in March 1999, examines his close and creative relationship with the landscape and light of Cornwall and his long exploration of the "color of color." This book is one of a series that explores the life and work of major artists associated with St. Ives, an artists colony in Cornwall, England. ...


Painter as Critic: Patrick Heron Writings, 1945-97
Mel Gooding (Editor)
1854372580
June 1998
Paperback
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Art of the Garden
Martin Postle
185437544X
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
British gardens-from the historic to the most contemporary-have long been a source of inspiration for artists. The lovely works featured in Art of the Garden span three centuries and range in media from traditional watercolors and oils to digitally enhanced photography and installation art. Turner, Constable, Bacon, Freud, Hume, Quinn: all of these artists have, at some point, returned to this most beloved of subjects and explored it in their individual way.

A unique mix of authors has contributed to the book, examining subjects as varied as the cross-fertilization between painting and design in the work of key garden designers and radical new takes on the garden in the work of contemporary artists. The book also features a gazetteer of artists' gardens, including those of James Tissot, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick...


Writers on Artists
Foreword by A. S. Byatt
0789480352
November 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
From the pages of the British art magazine Modern Painter comes Writers on Artists, an immensely readable collection of works written on a wide selection of artists. Included visual artists range from legends like Matisse and Brancusi to contemporary firebrands like Damien Hirst and filmmaker Harmony Korine. The writers are other artists, art critics, fiction writers, and poets, all deeply moved by and invested in the artwork they've written about. Author Nick Hornby of High Fidelity fame finds inspiration in Richard Bellingham's tragic but unsentimental photographic portraits of his alcoholic father and overweight mother. In dramatic contrast, op artist Bridget Riley traces the artistic development of Piet Mondrian while praising his vivid use of color. Not surprisingly, each writer approaches art and writing very...

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