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It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across the 250-year-old tree while on a walk in Essex, England, six years ago, shortly after the deaths of his mother and close friend a tragic time that brought him back to painting and then to an obsession with realism and color perception. He painted the same...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 19th 2011 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Trisha
This book caught my eye because of its beautiful reproductions of the paintings the author made of the same oak tree over a span of three years, capturing the tree in different seasons, at different times of the day and in all kinds of weather. But now that I’ve finished it, I think it’s really all about paying close attention to what is to be seen right in front of us day after day and the discovery of noticing things we might otherwise overlook. Stephen Taylor isn’t simply a “landscape painter...more
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