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Graham Clarke /
Clare Sydney.
Oxford : Phaidon in association with Christie's Contemporary Art, 1986, c1985.
112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
071482383X :
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Oxford : Phaidon in association with Christie's Contemporary Art, 1986, c1985.
071482383X :
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Includes index.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1986-01-17:
Much more than a quaintly endearing portrayal of English country life, Clarke's luminous etchings, aquatints and watercolors create a vision of an ideal world that seems real and attainable. The buildings in his pictures defy gravity, suns and moons loom larger than life, people look slightly weatherbeaten or daft, yet each scene coheres into a powerful image. His prints of villages crowded with details of peaceful cottages and rural folk with their humorous foibles are popular in Great Britain and have won him a following in this country. Artistic influences include cartoonist Ronald Searle and visionary painter Samuel Palmer. Clarke's work, which resembles a strange fusion of these sources, might be considered gentle escapism, except that his originality, lyrical flair and mastery of his media make him a convincing visionary artist in his own right. Sydney is an art historian based in London. (February 27)
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