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- This is the first monograph on the artist Arthur Melville with commentaries on the individual works
- The book accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery from 10 October 2015th to 17th January 2016, and is the first for over thirty-five years devoted to the extraordinary art of Arthur Melville
- Brings together lesser-known works from private collections
Full DescriptionArthur Melville was arguably the most innovative and modernist Scottish artist of his generation and one of the finest British watercolorists of the nineteenth century, yet he avoided categorization. In 1943 the Scottish Colourist John Duncan Fergusson confessed that although they never met, “his work opened up to me the way to free painting – not merely freedom in the use of paint, but freedom of outlook”. This book offers a comprehensive survey of Arthur Melville’s (1855-1904) rich and varied career as artist-adventurer, Orientalist, forerunner of The Glasgow Boys, painter of modern life and re-interpreter of the landscape of Scotland. His travels inspired spectacular watercolors and paintings. This book illustrates around sixty of his works, each with a catalogue entry, and an essay by Kenneth McConkey, which discusses Melville’s art and career.
- National Galleries of Scotland
- 21st Oct 2015
- Paperback / softback
- USA & Canada
- 9.65 in x 10.43 in
- 136 Pages
- 80 color
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