An elegant gift book, celebrating the joys (and sometimes the travails) of the winter season through art, spanning several centuries and featuring a variety of artists from J.M.W. Turner and John Everett Millais, to Barbara Hepworth, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Grayson Perry and Peter Doig.
A selection of the most beautiful, touching, transformative and amusing expressions of the winter season drawn from Tate's collection. Divided into key themes - `Seasonal Views & Landscapes', `Religious Imagery', `Celebration & Festivity' and `Friends & Family/ Journeying' - each of the works of art included has been individually selected for the particular way in which the artist has attempted to capture this special time of year. Works of art - including paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations and installations - are punctuated by brief captions adding background detail or additional information about the art, artists and their subjects. Featured artists: J.M.W Turner, Ruskin Spear, Norbert Goeneutte, Marie-Louise Von Motesiczky, Paul Nash, Carel Weight, Ben Nicholson, Lucien Pissarro, L.S. Lowry, Richard Hamilton, Peter Doig, Grayson Perry and David Shrigley. Sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, often beautiful and occasionally telling, placed together these beautiful images create a fascinating and enlightening journey through the visual portrayal of winter and the holiday season in Western art.
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Kirsteen McSwein is Assistant Curator for Interpretation at Tate Britain and is author of Tate Britain: Highlights.
WINTER by Kirsteen McSwein
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