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Heat Waves in a Swamp The Paintings of Charles Burchfield

Dave Hickey, Tullis Johnson, Nancy Weekly

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Working almost exclusively in watercolor, Charles Burchfield (1893 -1967) focused on his immediate sorroundings - his garden, the views from his windows, snow turning to slush, sudden atmosperic changes, or the forest at dusk. He often imbued these subjects with highly expressionistic light, creating at times a clear-exed description of the world and at other times, a unique mystical and visionary experience of nature. The book includes drawings from his 1917 sketchbook, "Conventions for Abstract Thoughts"; watercolors from 1916-18 that were the focus of the first one-person exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1930; camouflage designs from his tour in the army and wallpaper designs from the 1920s; watercolors from the 1940s showing the artist's unique technique of expanding and reworking earlier works by pasting large strips of paper around them to dramatically increase their size; and finally Burchfield's large, transcendental watercolors from the 1950s and 1960s.

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Item No. 10018646
Size 24in x 30in
ISBN 9783791343808
Pages 176 pp
Date 2009

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