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Watercolour of Italian landscape with green mountains and cypress trees, 'ANNE DESMET, AN ITALIAN JOURNEY', in gold font above, by Royal Academy.

An Italian Journey

Anne Desmet

By (author) Anne Desmet


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  • Desmet's beautifully packaged book is packed, cover to cover, with a seductive grand tour of Italian cityscapes and landscapes
  • Colourful and atmospheric sketches in pen, wash and watercolour grant a unique insight into the perspectives and preoccupations of the artist roaming abroad
  • Transports the viewer from Rome and Venice to the landscapes of Sicily and Umbria
Full Description

This delightful jewel-like book evokes unmistakably Italian landscapes and cityscapes. Anne Desmet’s pen commits every detail to paper, and the small-scale format emphasises her distinctive flair for capturing the relationship between extreme foreground and distance. This is a unique opportunity to explore Italy, from the Apennines to the Veneto, through the eyes of a meticulous and precise artist.

About the Author

Anne Desmet RA specialises in wood engravings, linocuts and mixed-media collages. She has received over thirty international awards, and her work is included in museum collections and publications worldwide. She was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in May 2011. For fifteen years she was editor of Printmaking Today magazine, and has published three printmaking books. She lives and works in London.

Royal Academy of Arts
22nd Jul 2019
World excluding USA & Canada
100 mm x 150 mm
124 Pages
60 color
Name of series
The RA Sketchbooks
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