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David Milne Watercolours: Painting toward the Light

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David Milne (1882–1953) has long been recognized as one of the world's most innovative painters. Though major exhibitions have been devoted to his paintings and prints, his brilliant watercolors, arguably his most important works, have never been revealed in depth. This lavishly illustrated book, featuring essays and an annotated chronology by seven Milne experts, will accompany the first major traveling exhibition of his work. As well as introducing Milne to new audiences, both exhibition and book are designed ...
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Overview

David Milne (1882–1953) has long been recognized as one of the world's most innovative painters. Though major exhibitions have been devoted to his paintings and prints, his brilliant watercolors, arguably his most important works, have never been revealed in depth. This lavishly illustrated book, featuring essays and an annotated chronology by seven Milne experts, will accompany the first major traveling exhibition of his work. As well as introducing Milne to new audiences, both exhibition and book are designed to reposition him as a leading figure in the history of 20th-century artists.
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Milne (1882-1953) was a Canadian painter who lived and worked in New York and rural Ontario and produced a substantial body of work in oil, watercolor, and print media despite the limited prominence he experienced during his lifetime. This book reproduces many of his watercolors and accompanies the first major exhibition of his work to travel outside of Canada (showing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from November 8 to January 29). Essays on Milne's life, artistic antecedents, and watercolor techniques are written by six Milne experts, including Lochnan (curator of prints & drawings, Art Gallery of Ontario; Turner, Whistler, Monet: Impressionist Visions). Because this is a specialized approach to a somewhat obscure body of work, more general books on the artist might better serve libraries, including David P. Silcox's Painting Place: The Life and Work of David B. Milne and David Milne Jr.'s David B. Milne: Catalogue Raisonn of the Paintings, both from the University of Toronto Press. Though this is not an essential buy, it is recommended for specialized art and Canadian art collections.-Kathryn Wekselman, M.Ln., Cincinnati Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553651000
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.76 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Director's foreword 9
Acknowledgments 11
"A welcome and refreshing note" : Milne and the New York art scene, 1903-13 15
"The best essays in modernism" : New York and Boston corners, 1913-17 39
"The man changes, and with that, the painting" : the war watercolours 63
"Decision, strength, and brilliant colour" : the post-war watercolours 89
Reflections on Turner, Whistler, Monet, and Milne 101
The Canadian watercolours 121
Domesticated modernism? 155
Chronology 163
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