John Bellany 70th Birthday Retrospective Paperback
John Bellany 70th Birthday Retrospective Paperback
John Bellany 70th Birthday Retrospective Paperback
John Bellany 70th Birthday Retrospective Paperback
John Bellany 70th Birthday Retrospective Paperback
John Bellany 70th Birthday Retrospective Paperback

John Bellany 70th Birthday Retrospective Paperback

£14.95

This book marks John Bellany's 70th birthday and accompanies the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of his work since the National Galleries of Scotland organised the retrospective in 1986.

This book contains paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints from all the key periods of the artist's career.

John Bellany, born 1942, helped change the course of painting in Scotland. His intensely felt paintings of fisherfolk and their precarious life at sea were a direct challenge to the much diluted Scottish colourist tradition and its landscapes and still lifes. The sheer size and raw emotion of Bellany's canvases, their depictions of a way of life that the artist knew from growing up in a Port Seton fishing family - and their elevation of that life onto a symbolic level - were at odds with the decorative, drawing-room pictures of much contemporary Scottish painting in the 1960s.

  • Size 24.5 x 26.5 cm
  • Format Paperback
  • Page count 112 printed pages
  • Illustrations 88 colour
  • Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
  • ISBN 9781906270520
  • Authors Keith Hartley, Sandy Moffat

100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland