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The Resource Tropical light : the art of A.E. Backus, Natasha Kuzmanovic

Tropical light : the art of A.E. Backus, Natasha Kuzmanovic

Label
Tropical light : the art of A.E. Backus
Title
Tropical light
Title remainder
the art of A.E. Backus
Statement of responsibility
Natasha Kuzmanovic
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Painter A. E. Backus (1906-1990) portrayed an unspoiled Florida that has made his paintings synonymous with the state: backcountry terrain is often described as "Backus landscape," emotive clouds as "Backus sky," and translucent waves as "Backus water." As more and more of the state's wilderness is lost to development, Backus's paintings emerge as poetic testaments of Florida's lost paradise. Defining his artistic roots as "part Cracker and part Monet," Backus was drawn to tropical nature as defined by light, which he rendered using complementary colors. His avant-garde use of a palette knife to create entire compositions produced paintings that combined a sensitive observation of nature with gestural paint application. Backus excelled at capturing the essence of traditional Florida: rustic fishing camps, magnificent beaches, tidal rivers fringed with palms and mangroves, and the abrupt changes in the weather that characterize Florida's tropical light to both natives and visitors. This is a lush celebration of the life and work of a remarkable regional painter"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuzmanović, Natasha
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.B14
LC item number
K89 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Backus, Albert Ernest
  • Florida
  • ART / Individual Artists / Monographs
  • ART / American / General
  • ART / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes
  • Backus, Albert Ernest
  • Florida
Label
Tropical light : the art of A.E. Backus, Natasha Kuzmanovic
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn938990894
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780865653320
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016026526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026683672
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)938990894
Label
Tropical light : the art of A.E. Backus, Natasha Kuzmanovic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn938990894
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780865653320
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016026526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026683672
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)938990894

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