Mary Mito

Mary Mito

by Arden Reed
     
 

With uncanny skill, Mary Mito brings the world into focus--ripples on the water's surface, a stick's shadow, a scattering of sand. She convincingly renders sights that never call out to us, that we assume to be beneath our notice, like barren fields or animal tracks. What confers worth on such humble matter is her scrupulous and patient expenditure of attention. In

Overview

With uncanny skill, Mary Mito brings the world into focus--ripples on the water's surface, a stick's shadow, a scattering of sand. She convincingly renders sights that never call out to us, that we assume to be beneath our notice, like barren fields or animal tracks. What confers worth on such humble matter is her scrupulous and patient expenditure of attention. In Mito's hands, extremes meet as mundane sites acquire mystery. She makes the rudest things eloquent. And because they are compelling to her, these things move us as well. She sees so that we may see.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934491362
Publisher:
Fresco Fine Art Publications LLC
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
12.70(w) x 15.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Arden Reed, PhD, is the Arthur M. Dole and Fanny M. Dole Professor of English at Pomona College. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Clark Art Institute, among others. He is the author of Romantic Weather: The Climates of Coleridge and Baudelaire, Constance DeJong: Metal, and Manet, Flaubert, and the Emergence of Modernism.

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