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McConkey, Kenneth

Arthur Melville : adventures in colour / Kenneth McConkie & Charlotte Topsfield.

Edinburgh : National Galleries of Scotland, 2015.
Physical Description:
116 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Reference Library
NJ18.M498 M32 2015 (LC)
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Published by the Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland to accompany the exhibition ... held at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, from 10 October to 17 January 2016.
Arthur Melville was arguably the most innovative and modernist Scottish artist of his generation and one of the finest British watercolourists of the nineteenth century, yet he avoided categorisation. In 1943 that the Scottish Colourist John Duncan Fergusson could confess that although they never met, "his work opened up to me the way to free painting - not merely freedom in the use of paint, but freedom of outlook". This book offers a comprehensive survey of Arthur Melville's (1855-1904) rich and varied career as artist-adventurer, Orientalist, forerunner of The Glasgow Boys, painter of modern life and re-interpreter of the landscape of Scotland. His travels inspired spectacular watercolours and paintings. This book illustrates around sixty of his works, each with a catalogue entry, and an essay by Kenneth McConkey, which discusses Melville's art and career.
Subject Terms:
Melville, Arthur, 1855-1904 -- Exhibitions.
Watercolour painting, British -- Exhibitions.
Topsfield, Charlotte, author.
National Gallery of Scotland, host institution.
National Galleries of Scotland, publisher.