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Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views
by Lauren P. Della Monica (Goodreads Author)
This book explores American landscape painting today, its relevance in the contemporary art world, and its historic roots. This volume profiles sixty individual living artists whose contributions distinguish important aspects of the genre and address land use, nature appreciation, and ecology through landscape painting. Encompassing every style from traditional realism ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Schiffer Publishing
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As a painter living in a small town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada I try to make the trek to a larger urban centre once a year to get my fill of city life, more importantly to visit galleries. There is a lot of time between these visits and to fill the void I try to read as much as I can about what is going on in the art world. Imagine my delight to read a book that offered me a journey across America as seen through the eyes/brushstrokes of emerging and more established ...more
This book is aimed at the US market, and as a Brit I am not familiar with many of the contemporary artists therein, and so cannot comment on the choice of those featured. It breaks the US up into geographical areas, and then focuses on artists in each area, which in effect gives the reader an artistic 'tour' of the country. Although I must confess that lots of modern art leaves me cold, as an amateur painter myself I did find many beautiful works here, to inspire and delight, from urban street ...more
This collection of selected contemporary artists offers a solid overview of the landscape as seen through the eyes of U.S. artists in our times. The regional divisions give a nod to shared themes, even though the styles of each artist are quite distinctive. The text provides insight into each region and each artist, making it more than a coffee table book.
With her Fine Arts Degree from Vanderbilt University behind her, Lauren P. Della Monica applied her interests to a graduate degree from Christie’s Education in Connoisseurship. From there, she gained additional experience at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, a well regarded American paintings gallery in Manhattan and worked within the Citibank Private Bank Art Advisory Service. To complement her fine ...moreMore about Lauren P. Della Monica...