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RORY MCEWEN: THE COLOURS OF REALITY. Revised edition. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. Original edition published 2013 {Worldwide 79025}. 240 pp. with 222 ills. (157 col.). 29 x 25 cm. ISBN 9781842465912 In English.
Publisher's description: Rory McEwen strummed his way onto the Ed Sullivan show, sat in on a sitar session with George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, and was a leader in the post-war folksong revival. Yet arguably his greatest legacy was not in the field of music--a talented, precise artist, McEwen revolutionized the field of botanical art. McEwen developed a distinctive style working on unadorned vellum, presenting botanical subject matter with scientific precision and artistic flair, without ever compromising one for the other. At a time when such paintings focused on perfect specimens, McEwen found beauty in imperfections, which made his creations breathtakingly realistic. His paintings have been an inspiration to later generations of botanical artists and his work can be found in collections around the world, including the MoMA, the Tate, the British Museum, and the National Gallery of Modern Art Scotland. This revised edition of the best-selling Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality adds more artwork from McEwen and a soulful foreword by musician Jools Holland.
Artist(s):McEwen, Rory
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1945 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167122
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