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A Passion for Paint free pdf The Barrington Tabb story is one of quiet but stubborn perseverance against the odds. For nearly fifty years, Tabb's art has been dedicated to everyday subjects: working class terraces, the docks, railway bridges, canals and smoking factory chimneys. Having worked in industry for twenty-five years, he was very familiar with these places, although his working class background proved an obstacle to his artistic ambitions. Almost totally self-taught, he never lost faith in his natural talent, however much he was discouraged by friends, family and fellow artists. He has no great desire for fame or money. He is intoxicated by the smell, the feel, the colour and the texture of paint. Guided by his instincts alone, he handles his expressive medium with all the gutsy passion of a Vincent Van Gogh or a Lucian Freud. Yet his work remains totally original, for he brings his imagination into play and the end result is never a mere descriptive record. His places are felt and experienced, imbued with a sense of the passage of time and the working of memory. By bearing the signs of the artist's emotional engagement so openly, Tabb's paintings are somehow alive. He is to Bristol what Lowry was to Salford. This book describes Tabb's fifty-year career, from his earliest landscapes through to the industrial scenes and townscapes for which he is best known. His childhood in the country, his work as an inspector of buses and his long battle against ill health are also described. The artist's working methods and influences are discussed, aided by quotes from an interview together with over 150 colour reproductions of his paintings.

About Jonathan Benington

Jonathan Benington was born in 1959 in Portadown, Northern Ireland and educated at the Ballymena Academy and Coleraine Academic Institution. He took a BA in Art History and German at Westfield College, London University and an MA in Cezanne and early 20th century art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He was trainee assistant keeper with Leeds City Art Galleries from 1982-84, and assistant keeper of Dutch, Flemish, Italian and Spanish Paintings at Glasgow Art Gallery

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Author : Jonathan Benington
Publisher : Sansom
Data Published : 01 November 2006
ISBN : 1904537626
EAN : 9781904537625
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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