This beautifully illustrated book is the first full-length critical study to focus on the watercolours of multitalented British artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903–1942). An introductory section offers an intimate portrait of Ravilious, an artist for whom personal relationships, particularly with women, were paramount. It goes on to describe the extraordinary achievements of an all-too-brief career, drawing on new research to seek out artistic influences and examine Ravilious’s relationships with fellow-artists, as well as the development of his mark making. There follows the most comprehensive display of Ravilious watercolours yet assembled. Some have never been published, while others are familiar and well loved. Many are explored in short accompanying essays, some with full-bleed images that show details of paintings at full size. This is the definitive guide to the luminous, evocative and timeless watercolours of Eric Ravilious, an artist now regarded as one of the finest of the twentieth century.
‘She’s a genius, I believe, because she lights up every subject she touches.’ Hilary Mantel A Spectator Book of the Year Goethe claimed to know what light was. Galileo and Einstein both confessed they didn’t. On the essential nature of light, and how it operates, the scientific jury is still out. There is still time, therefore, to listen to painters and poets on the subject. They, after all, spend their lives pursuing light and trying to tie it down. Six Facets of Light is a series of meditations on this most elusive and alluring feature of human life. Set mostly on the Downs and coastline of East Sussex, the most luminous part of England, it interweaves a walker’s experiences of light in Nature with the observations, jottings and thoughts of a dozen writers and painters – and some scientists – who have wrestled to define and understand light. From Hopkins to Turner, Coleridge to Whitman, Fra Angelico to Newton, Ravilious to Dante, the mystery of light is teased out and pondered on. Some of the results are surprising. By using mostly notebooks and sketchbooks, this book becomes a portrait of the transitoriness, randomness, swiftness, frustrations and quicksilver beauty that are the essence of light. It is a work to be enjoyed, pondered over, engaged with, provoked by; to be packed in the rucksack of every walker heading for the sea or the hills, or to be opened to bring that outside radiance within four dark town walls.
Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is now firmly one of the most popular artists of his period. Eric Ravilious: Imagined Realities includes illustrations of many previously unpublished paintings, including a number from private collections, as well as surveying his other artistic activities. The text draws on many letters and other documents, again previously unpublished, and is the most comprehensive account of Ravilious's career ever published. It also attempts to position Ravilious in relation to English art of his time, and more recent critical and cultural issues.
Acknowledged as one of the greatest English wood-engravers, Eric Ravilious was also a serious landscape watercolourist. This aspect of his oeuvre was generally neglected until the publication of The England of Eric Ravilious, a study hailed on publicatin as 'an irresistible book about a still underrated artist.'
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Iris Murdoch erzählt von einem Mann, dessen unheilvoller Faszination sich kaum jemand entziehen kann In »Flucht vor dem Zauberer« wird die Geschichte einer Gruppe erzählt, die sich um den geheimnisvollen Zauberer Mischa Fox schart. Annette, die aus ihrem Internat wegläuft, bevor sie ihren Abschluss macht, die melancholische Rose, die sich zwischen zwei Brüdern entscheiden muss und Peter, der besessen ist von einer geheimnisvollen altertümlichen Schrift.
Feministisch! Herrlich sarkastisch! Und gar nicht dämlich! Können Frauen Genies sein? Oder sind ihre Arme zu kurz und ihre Köpfe zu klein? Warum haben wir im Geschichtsunterricht nur über zwei drei Frauen etwas gelernt? Was haben eigentlich all die anderen früher gemacht? »Jacky Fleming schaut genau hin – und das muss sie auch, denn sie sind schwer zu finden: Frauen in der Geschichte.« The Guardian »Schon der Anblick der weiblichen Gestalt lehrt, dass das Weib weder zu großen geistigen, noch körperlichen Arbeiten bestimmt ist.« Arthur Schopenhauer