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Richard Estes' realism / Patterson Sims with Jessica May and Helen Ferrulli.

Author/creator Sims, Patterson author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Portland, Maine : Portland Museum of Art ; Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian American Art Museum, [2014]
Distribution Info New Haven : distributed by Yale University Press, 2014.
Copyright Notice ©2014
Descriptionxi, 177 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 29 cm
Other author/creatorEstes, Richard, 1932- Paintings. Selections.
Other author/creatorMay, Jessica, 1977- author.
Other author/creatorFerrulli, Helen, author.
Other author/creatorPortland Museum of Art, host institution.
Other author/creatorSmithsonian American Art Museum host institution.
Contents Richard Estes' realism / Patterson Sims -- Into the deep / Jessica May -- Plates -- A chronology of Richard Estes' life and career / Helen Ferrulli.
Summary Richard Estes (b. 1932) is one of the most celebrated adopters of photorealism; his paintings are characterized by painstaking detail that mimics the clarity and accuracy of photographs. Estes' most famous canvases from the 1970s depict New York's urban landscape, and his manner of painting reflections in a multitude of metal and glass surfaces displays astounding technical skill. In his subsequent career, Estes has continued to demonstrate his superlative ability to show complex plays of light and shadow in Maine seascapes, views of Venetian lagoons, and night time street scenes. Accompanying Estes' first solo exhibition of paintings in the United States in over two decades, 'Richard Estes' Realism' surveys fifty years of his work and places him within the historical narrative of realist painting. The authors explore the ongoing modernist dialogue between camera and canvas, and discuss the situation of Estes' work at the crossroads of painting and photography. Over fifty full-page plates showcase the amazing precision of Estes' paintings, and a thorough chronology and bibliography provide an enlightening account of his life. This handsome book offers a lavish presentation of Estes' spellbinding body of work that attests to his enduring artistic impact.
General noteCatalog of an exhibition held at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, May 22-September 7, 2014, and at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., October 10, 2014-February 8, 2015.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 167-173).

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