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by Jane Stevenson

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Author:
Jane Stevenson
ISBN13:
978-0224078757
ISBN:
0224078755
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Publisher:
Jonathan Cape (2007)
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History & Criticism
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Jane Stevenson's painstaking biography gives us a full portrait of the man and his social context, from birth to death. The best moments in this book are the quotations from the letters themselves

Jane Stevenson's painstaking biography gives us a full portrait of the man and his social context, from birth to death. The best moments in this book are the quotations from the letters themselves. They make the rest of the book seem a little flat and -anotherish by comparison, even when the author is trying and she is often trying to give her own prose the energy and the sense of slightly scatty fun that Burra, in spite of his ailments, manages to inject into his descriptions of the absurdities of the human.

Edward Burra painted unusual, vivid, insightful pictures

Edward Burra painted unusual, vivid, insightful pictures. Privately, he exhibited loyalty, wit and a great, gluttonous appetite for gossip. Jane Stevenson soaks up every quality, although rather than mimicking her subject's reserve, she rambles - cheerfully and astonishingly comprehensively - through his seven epoch-spanning decades.

Edward Burra never followed the fashion: in the thirties, when modern art was dominated by abstraction and landscape, he painted people; in the sixties, when landscape was completely out of fashion, he started to find it interesting. This is a biography of Edward Burra. Dall'interno del libro. Cosa dicono le persone - Scrivi una recensione.

Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye. by. Jane Stevenson. Edward Burra never followed the fashion: in the thirties, when modern art was dominated by abstraction and landscape, he painted people; in the sixties, when landscape was completely out of fashion, he started to find it interesting.

Jane Stevenson's biography of one of the greatest English watercolourists of the 20th century. Exceptional books and readings. Short stories to keep.

Hardly a household name, Edward Burra is one of those interestingly eccentric minor figures that British art seems to specialise i.

Hardly a household name, Edward Burra is one of those interestingly eccentric minor figures that British art seems to specialise in. Born a privileged Edwardian but cursed by ill health - he was crippled by arthritis before he was 10 - he led an odd, camp, celibate life in Rye in Sussex (which he hated for its quaintness, but never escaped from) and produced an extraordinary body of luscious, sinister, slightly lowlife paintings with a dash of George Grosz, a drop of something South American an.

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Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye, Jane Stevenson, Pimlico, 2007, p. 3. ^ Burke's Landed Gentry, 1965, p. 10. 106. ^ a b Sooke, Alistair.

Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye (Paperback). Tell us if something is incorrect. Edward Burra never followed the fashion: in the thirties when modern art was dominated by abstraction and landscape he painted people; in the sixties when landscape was completely out of fashion he started to find it interesting. His life was an unusual one: profoundly disabled he lived with his parents and was in constant pain.