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Thomas Mcknight's Arcadia

by Francesco Colonna

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0865651558, Hardcover)

Thomas McKnight (b. 1941) is one of the most successful artists in the United States. Best known for his celestial interiors and landscapes of the world's most beautiful places, his work has also explored an interior world he calls Arcadia-a place where nymphs linger by ancient springs, oracles speak, and angels fly. In a burst of creativity over the last decade, McKnight has developed a new style to depict these interior visions. The canvases are large, textured, and evoke the patina of ancient frescoes-and more than 100 of these new paintings are featured in this book, along with insightful commentary by Italian art critic Francesco Colonna.

Thomas McKnight's Arcadia is a handsomely designed new monograph that will transport the reader to the paradise of the painter's imagination.

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Best known for his celestial interiors and landscapes of the world's most beautiful places, Thomas McKnight has also been concerned with an interior world he calls Arcadia - a place where nymphs linger by ancient springs, oracles speak, and angels fly. In the past decade, in a burst of creativity, McKnight has developed a new style to best depict these interior visions. A selection of over one hundred of the new paintings has been made for this new monograph. The full color plates and myriad details are accompanied by text and commentary by Francesco Colonna, an Italian art critic who first discovered McKnight's work at a rare exhibition of McKnight's paintings in an obscure gallery in New York in the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001. Colonna subsequently interviewed the artist at his haunts in Europe and America. In an essay he discusses how McKnight's latest work is situated in a new but traditional way of looking at and thinking about art. This new body of work by one of the major artists working today is collected here for the first time and it will transport the reader to the earthly paradise of the painter's imagination.… (more)

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