John Noel Smith (Profiles)

John Noel Smith (Profiles)

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Author: O'Regan, John

Number Of Pages: 143

Release Date: 02-04-2007

Details: This book, no. 26 in Gandon Editions' PROFILES series on Irish artists, features the work of John Noel Smith. "John Noel Smith is a brilliant painter. There are few people of whom one can say that with any level of certainty. It is also a distinction that is widely disregarded in the contemporary art world, large sections of which tend to regard painting as a black box, a blanket category of activity about which such qualitative judgments are irrelevant. It is as if a painting is purely the sum of its content and no other considerations apply. Yet to say that he is a brilliant painter does mean something in itself. It means that, when we look at one of his paintings, it is easy to recognise that he is completely at home within it. It's not so much that painting is his natural medium, more that it is his natural element. Perhaps he is not quite at home elsewhere in the world. Just as, over time, the process of evolution brought us out of the water and into the air, so he seems to have evolved to survive in the domain of paint. He is paint-adapted, you could say." (Aidan Dunne)

EAN: 9780946641925

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

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