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Across almost 50 years, Winston Churchill produced more than 500 paintings. His subjects included his family homes at Blenheim and Chartwell, evocative coastal scenes on the French Riviera, and many sun-drenched depictions of Marrakesh in Morocco, as well as still life pictures and an extraordinarily revealing self-portrait, painted during a particularly troubled time in his life. In war and peace, Churchill came to enjoy painting as his primary means of relaxation from the strain of public affairs. In his introduction to Churchill: The Statesman as Artist, David Cannadine provides the most…mehr

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Across almost 50 years, Winston Churchill produced more than 500 paintings. His subjects included his family homes at Blenheim and Chartwell, evocative coastal scenes on the French Riviera, and many sun-drenched depictions of Marrakesh in Morocco, as well as still life pictures and an extraordinarily revealing self-portrait, painted during a particularly troubled time in his life. In war and peace, Churchill came to enjoy painting as his primary means of relaxation from the strain of public affairs. In his introduction to Churchill: The Statesman as Artist, David Cannadine provides the most important account yet of Churchill's life in art, which was not just a private hobby, but also, from 1945 onwards, an essential element of his public fame. The first part of this book brings together for the first time all of Churchill's writings and speeches on art, not only 'Painting as a Pastime', but his addresses to the Royal Academy, his reviews of two of the Academy's summer exhibitions, and an important speech he delivered about art and freedom in 1937. The second part of the book provides previously uncollected critical accounts of his work by some of Churchill's contemporaries: Augustus John's hitherto unpublished introduction to the Royal Academy exhibition of Churchill's paintings in 1959, and essays and reviews by Churchill's acquaintances Sir John Rothenstein, Professor Thomas Bodkin and the art critic Eric Newton. The book is lavishly illustrated with reproductions of many of Churchill's paintings, some of them appearing for the first time. Here is Churchill the artist more fully revealed than ever before.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Academic; Bloomsbury Continuum
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 347340
  • Seitenzahl: 192
  • Erscheinungstermin: 11. Januar 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 161mm x 241mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 484g
  • ISBN-13: 9781472945211
  • ISBN-10: 1472945212
  • Artikelnr.: 47364362
Autorenporträt
Cannadine, David
Professor Sir David Cannadine FBA is a historian of modern British history from 1800 to 2000; he is Visiting Professor in History, and General Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

He is currently Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and has previously taught at Cambridge, Columbia, and London, where he was Director of the Institute of Historical Research.
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Masterly and comprehensive ... Professor Cannadine establishes the links between the guiding intelligence of the statesman and that of the painter so convincingly that it leaves me wondering whether any other aspirant for high public office who doesn't have either a love, knowledge or deep respect for art, should seriously consider limiting the extent of their ambition. Christopher Le Brun, Artist and President of the Royal Academy