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Title: Painted Landscape, A: Across Australia from Bush to Coast
Author: BELL AMBER CRESWELL
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
Publishing status: Active
With this book, writer and curator Amber
Creswell Bell presents an exquisite aesthetic
study of Australian landscape painting and
its importance in the contemporary art world.
Through paintings, we traverse Australian
land, going from bush, to farmland, to the
coast and to suburbia (Rick Amor). Scenes
of lush, bucolic nature are shown by Lucy
Culliton, whereas we see landscapes with
dense, immersive vegetation by Mary
Tonkin, as well as desert art from the arid
centre painted by Mavis Ngallametta.
These depictions are so evocative and
rhapsodic that the reader feels connected
to the landscapes, at one with our terrain.
This is an enduring genre that may have
been abandoned by the avant-garde, but it
remains compelling for all people who love
art, nature and the outdoors.