# 43832

HAYSOM, Rob

Arnold Shore : pioneer modernist

$30.00 AUD

Melbourne : Macmillan, 2009. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 144, illustrated. As new.

Nearly every history of Australian modern art, and monographs dedicated to artists of the period, will refer to the writings of Arnold Shore. Deakin University academic, Rob Haysom, explores the background of the artist, the difficulties of his time, and the development of modernist ideas as new of European trends gradually infiltrated the local scene. Shores flower studies and paintings of the Australian bush particularly around Mt. Macedon are rich in texture and exuberant in the application of paint to canvas.

Contents:

Chapter One. A Difficult Childhood

Chapter Two. The Stained Glass Apprentice and National Gallery Art Student

Chapter Three. The Meldrum Years

Chapter Four. On the Cusp of Change: The Seeds of Modernism in Melbourne

Chapter Five. George Bell and Arnold Shore: An Uneasy Alliance

Chapter Six. Mount Macedon and the War Years

Chapter Seven. Chiaroscuro Catalogue of Works / Arnold Shore.