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The Contemporary Art of Nature

The Contemporary Art of Nature

Author: E. Ashley Rooney
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Description

In the history of art, animals were the very first subject, as evidenced by the nearly 20,000 year old cave paintings at Lascaux. The human impulse to depict and capture the essence of animals underscores the importance of animals to human lives. For some artists, the evolutionary link between humans and other mammals is most compelling, and their choice of mammals as subject speaks to each artist's personal concerns. From traditional works to the fantastical, from sporting art to kitsch, the nearly 100 U.S. and international artists included hope to combine their own magic with the natural spirit of animals in their work. Over 500 of their pieces are represented here in stunning, full-colour photographs. This elegant collection honours the artistic connection and age-old totemic relationship between animal and human. Herein lies the conversation between the spirit of the animal and the mind of the maker.

Author description

Ashley Rooney has written many art books, including Green Art: Trees, Leaves, and Roots. She has also established a solid reputation for her architectural design and historical books.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780764347863
  • : Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • : Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • : February 2015
  • : 280mm X 215mm
  • : United States
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : E. Ashley Rooney
  • : Hardback
  • : 704.9432
  • : 224
  • : 549 colour photos