FORRESTALL, Tom). SMART, Tom.
Title: Tom Forrestall : Paintings, Drawings, Writings. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by Forrestall.
Publisher:  Key Porter Books, Toronto, 2008, ISBN:9781554700059 2008
ISBN Number: 1554700051 / 9781554700059
Seller ID: 111853
(FORRESTALL, Tom). SMART, Tom. Tom Forrestall : Paintings, Drawings, Writings. (Toronto) : Key Porter Books, (2008). First Printing. Pp -152. Illustrated. Index. 4to, blue cloth, pale blue lettering to spine.
“This retrospective of the famed Canadian artist Tom Forrestall traces the story of the development of his art from the time he entered Mount Allison University in the late 1950s up to the present. Forming part of a coterie of "magical realist" east-coast painters that includes Alex Colville, Christopher Pratt, and Mary Pratt, this handsome volume presents the range, depth, and poetry of Forrestall's work. It explores the development of his characteristic "magic realist" style and the genesis of his shaped paintings; the use of the egg tempera technique, its origins, limitations, and unique properties; the choice of subject matter and its relationship to defining a poetry of place; the artist's spirituality as expressed directly and symbolically in the imagery; the relationship of sketchbooks and personal written reflections to the paintings; and the place of his art in relationship to analogous contemporary movements in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Historical facts, critical opinions, anecdotes, artist writings and statements, and Tom Smart's own analysis of the works are combined in a story that illuminates the artist's work for readers while also providing several different and appropriate contexts for appreciating it.” - from the dj.
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Very goodin unclipped dustjacket. Signed "cheers always" by Forrestall on the title page. 85.00