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Dream-filled landscapes, portraits, and abstracts in beautiful detail

Amber Albrechts work is rooted in magic, folklore, and postfeminist neo-romanticism. The newest entry in the Petit Livre imprint of accessible art books, Idyll comprises a series of paintings, silk-screened prints, and drawings.

Much of Albrechts work is inspired by the dreaminess of childhood, whether expressing her cloudy recollections of the storybooks she read as a child (stories populated by strange creatures, impossible happenings, and oneiric landscapes) or the forested West Coast landscapes that surrounded her. On the pages of Idyll, a series of interconnected myths emerges fully formed, each myth articulating a sense of wistfulness for a past that never was. By turns surreal, fantastical, and absurdist, Albrecht constructs these pieces with the vivid yet subtle values that are a product of her silk-screening work.

Idyll employs female iconography in myriad ways—many of these works feature female figures, the lushness of the natural environment, and femaleassociated textures (ornamental detail, as well as lace and other fabrics). Albrechts Idyll communicates questions about loneliness, passivity, and loss through investigations of femininity and nostalgia for an imagined past.

About the Author

Amber Albrecht grew up in a seaside town on the west coast of Canada. She currently resides in Montreal, where she received her BFA from Concordia University in 2005. She works primarily in the mediums of drawing and printmaking, creating imagery in the neo-romantic vein.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781770460638
Author:
Albrecht, Amber
Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-Color Illustrations Throughout
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 7 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Individual Artists » Monographs
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Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Literary

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