The Resource Jim Dine flowers and plants, essay by Marco Livingstone

Jim Dine flowers and plants, essay by Marco Livingstone

Label
Jim Dine flowers and plants
Title
Jim Dine flowers and plants
Statement of responsibility
essay by Marco Livingstone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jim Dine, renowned for his wit and creativity as a Pop and Happenings artist, has a restless, searching intellect that leads him to challenge himself constantly. In the 1970s he began to focus on flowers and plants, sometimes from his own garden. Always a superb draftsman, Dine revealed a hitherto untapped precision and depth of expression in his botanical drawings and paintings, which are collected here for the first time. Many of these works have never before been published; the impetus for them came from this projected book. In this extraordinary and intense series, he extends traditional botanical illustration and flower painting to encompass a new subjectivity, deriving from artistic and personal sources. Familiar garden and house plants yield unsuspected qualities in Dine's work. Gardeners as well as art lovers will find his wide knowledge of plants and flowers delightful and rewarding
  • Unusual techniques underlie the uniqueness of much of Dine's botanical work. On several ceramic jars created to his specifications, Dine has drawn towering foxgloves or a clump of crocuses or a strong old trunk with a tangled network of branches - giving these plants an unexpected context that provokes new thinking. His eagerness to get down his ideas leads Dine to press any blank surface into use: two handsome wooden panels, purchased to become doors, now provide the backgrounds for an imposing thicket of weeds and a glorious bunch of gladiolas
  • The author, Marco Livingstone, who has written widely on Pop and other aspects of contemporary art, makes skillful use of interviews with the artist, whose comments on specific works provide direct insights into his working methods and intentions. With great sensitivity, Livingstone scrutinizes each work, noting the effect of Dine's virtuosity - a stroke of color here, a patch of scuffed paper, painstaking detail on the surface of a cactus - or Dine's patient studying and restudying of calla lilies or hyacinths or his bold rendering of crabapples. The remarkable power and beauty of Jim Dine's plant and flower works - 93 reproduced in full color - make this elegant book an exhilarating and memorable experience
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Livingstone, Marco
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QK98.183.D56
  • N6537.D5
LC item number
  • L58 1994
  • A4 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dine, Jim
  • Dine, Jim
  • Dine, Jim
  • Botanical illustration
  • Botanical artists
  • Botanical artists
  • Botanical illustration
  • Bloemen
  • Planten
  • Fleurs
  • Illustration botanique
  • United States
Label
Jim Dine flowers and plants, essay by Marco Livingstone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780810932142
Lccn
93025858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28332661
  • (OCoLC)ocm28332661
Label
Jim Dine flowers and plants, essay by Marco Livingstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780810932142
Lccn
93025858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28332661
  • (OCoLC)ocm28332661

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