John Tunnard, John.

MARTIN, SIMON. TUNNARD, JOHN.

£16.00

Publisher

Pallant House Gallery.

Place

Chichester

Date

2010

Item Description

4to. 8.5 x 10. 25 inches. 125 pp. In pictorial card wrapper. A very good copy. Illustrated by colour plates, including frontispiece, by 49 colour plates of catalogue and by 69 text figures, mostly in colour. Published on the occasion of of an exhibition held at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 1910. A study, with catalogue, of the work of the artist, John Tunnard (1900-71). Trained as textile designer at the Royal College of Art, he worked in an isolated Cornish fishing village, but his distinctive paintings that fused Surrealism and Constructivism, gained him an international reputation. This work explores the key themes in the artist's work, considering his engagement with abstraction, music and surrealism, his love of the Cornish landscape and natural history (landscape and entomology) and his visualisations of science, technology and space travel in the sixties. A further essay examines his unusual painting techniques and the book also includes a reprint of a 1939 character study of Tunnard by the artist, Julian Trevelyan (1910-88).

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