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Rackstraw Downes

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Publisher Comments:

Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008 is an important overview of the work and methods of this British-born ‘realist panoramic painter (b. 1939) who was given the MacArthur Fellowship genius award in 2009. Though primarily based in New York City, Downes has travelled widely and has created a significant number of landscape paintings on site including the harbour of Portland, Maine, and the Donald Judd structures in Marfa, Texas.

Downess panoramic paintings, which he developed by studying 17th-century Dutch panoramic landscape painting possess a unique balance between realism and abstraction, timelessness and history. Painted from observation, they are not "snapshots" of a scene recreated in the studio; rather, they are chronicles of the human experience— records of social history as it evolves.

The book also features a wide-ranging interview between the artist and Terrie Sultan, director of Parrish Art Museum

Synopsis:

An important overview of the work and methods of this British-born ‘realist panoramic painter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904832737
Publisher:
Giles
Subject:
Downes, Rackstraw -
Essay by:
Rothenberg, Sarah
Essay:
Rothenberg, Sarah
Author:
Rothenberg, Sarah
Author:
Ottmann, Klaus
Subject:
Plein air painting - United States
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art - Artists
Subject:
Individual Artist
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9.5 x 11 in

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