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Hardback184 PagesSize: 270 x 228 x 23 mm
ISBN: 9781848220973Publication: October 1, 2012


Review

'..a notable addition to the extant literature ...an example of Lund Humphries' sustained and laudable championing of Modern British artists'. Apollo
 

Keith Vaughan

Philip Vann and Gerard Hastings

£45.00 GBP

  • The first illustrated monograph on the work of a major 20th-century artist, covering his work in all media 
  • Draws on Vaughan's complete Journals, which he wrote throughout his life, as well as his illuminating reflections on art 
  • Reproduces many unpublished works for the first time 
  • Features material from the Vaughan archives including photographs of and by him

Description

Keith Vaughan (1912-77) was a major figure in post-war British art who is known for his searching portraits of the male nude and his association with the Neo-Romantic painters. This book provides for the first time a definitive, illustrated account of his life and work, exploring his wide-ranging achievement as a modern British artist. Drawing on Vaughan's considerable writings, Philip Vann explores the many aspects of the artist's personal, professional and philosophical-inner life. His text interweaves art-critical and biographical exploration to reveal a figure for whom art was inseparable from the nature of its creator. He reviews Vaughan's large body of paintings, drawings and illustrations: his early Neo-Romantic paintings of male bathers and boys in semi-abstracted landscapes, his post-war illustrations of young men immersed in elegiac contemplation of the landscape, and his later gouaches and landscapes. A fascinating essay by Gerard Hastings provides a close-up examination of Vaughan's gouache technique. Published in the year of Vaughan's centenary, this book will be essential reading for all Modern British Art specialists, collectors and enthusiasts.

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