Ronald Searle in Perspective: The Best of His Work, 1938-1985

Ronald Searle in Perspective: The Best of His Work, 1938-1985

by Ronald Searle
     
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
In this retrospective, dating from Searle's singular figurative sketches of the 1930s to the recent tightly jammed and highly ornamental tableaux which are identifiably his, will be found as bizarre a cast of beasts, birds, insects, and humans as has been assembled since Through the Looking Glass. Searle is essentially a satirical draftsman and fantasist. He can establish a contour, fill it with all manner of untiring squiggles, and create a scene that cunningly expresses a nightmarish vision. His paintings are ungainly yet handsome, mysterious yet clear, warm and sensuous, fearful, exuberant, and ironic. He belongs in every collection of pictorial humor. A. J. Anderson, Graduate Sch. of Lib. & Information Sci., Simmons Coll., Boston.

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ISBN-13:
9780871130037
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
224

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