John Coburn: the Spirit of Colour | Author: Lou Klepac
A great artist may be enabled, late in life, to discover and reveal to himself and to us, the deepest secrets of his art. For over three decades from the late 1950s onwards, John Coburn's art impressed the widest public, both in Australia and overseas. His prolific output of paintings, prints and tapestries expressed an apparently endless artistic imagination.
Over much of the same period he was a highly effective art educator. But that brilliant career was abruptly broken into, at the height of success, by personal tragedy and life-threatening illness resulting in serious physical disability. The artist?s life and work up to that rupture has been the subject of several studies, but his subsequent deepening maturity and the stream of subtle masterpieces of the ?master of colour? call for new recognition and appreciation.
To penetrate into Coburn's development in these years, the author proceeds through an investigation of the mysterious nature of colour itself; the determining events and influences of the artist?s life including the early impact of the Australian landscape and his fascination with the work of painters such as Miro, Matisse and Rothko; the culmination of his refined technique and colour experience in the ground-breaking tapestries - and the impact of crisis in the mid-1980s.
Returning, now, to the theme of colour and the artist, we are shown how unremitting artistic striving and the impacts of life, coalesce in the creative impulses which release the magnificent ? late works?. The book admits us to the artist's private studio, to join as onlookers in the production of these haunting works.
29.7 x 28.8 x 3.500 cm
Shards: Gus Clutterbuck Ceramic Art Collection | Author: Gus Clutterbuck
A stunning catalogue chronicling Gus Clutterbuck's exhibition 'Shards' held in Shanghai. Select pieces from this collection of work are for sale here. In this stunning series of porcelain objects, sculpture,...
Plurals Can Be Weird (you will see) | Author: Keg de Souza & Lucas Abela
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During the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, Sydney artists Keg de Souza and Lucas Abela, decided to write a book for their 3-year-old, Ernie. They were inspired by the sudden isolation...
Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines | Author: Dr. Dieter Buchhart
Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat are considered icons of twentieth-century art. Both are known for their idiosyncratic imagery, radical viewpoints and complex socio-political commentary, and both employed signs, symbols and...