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Arthur Melville - 9781906270872

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  • Product code: AQEAE
  • ISBN: 9781906270872
  • Publisher: National Galleries of Scotland
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 26.7cm x 24.5cm
  • Pages: 120
  • Publish date: 28/10/2015

Arthur Melville (Paperback)

Arthur Melville - 9781906270872

Kenneth McConkey


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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.

Product Details

  • Product code: AQEAE
  • ISBN: 9781906270872
  • Publisher: National Galleries of Scotland
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 26.7cm x 24.5cm
  • Pages: 120
  • Publish date: 28/10/2015

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