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Alison Watt: In Conversation

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FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781911054450
RRP: £20.00
PAGES: 96
PUBLICATION DATE: May 11, 2020

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Alison Watt: In Conversation

By (author) Alison Watt; By (author) Julie Lawson; By (author) Tom Normand; By (author) Andrew O'Hagan

In a series of brand new paintings, renowned artist, Alison Watt, responds to the paintings and drawings of 18th-century Scottish artist Allan Ramsay. The new works are particularly inspired by Ramsay’s wonderful and much-loved painting of his wife, but also consider some seldom seen drawings from Ramsay’s 1755-57 sketchbook.Watt’s response is made through a series of interpretations in her own style, while developing a great appreciation of the remarkable delicacy in Ramsay’s work. The new paintings and historical portraits and drawings are accompanied by a statement from the artist and commentaries on the works featured in the book. While offering a fresh and modern perspective on the historical works of one of Scotland’s outstanding portraitists, this book also reveals insight into how one of today’s leading artists looks at and is inspired by the art of the past.

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