Rory McEwen

Rory McEwen

This is a revised edition of the bestselling book about the life and work of artist and musician Rory McEwen (1932-82).

Author: Martyn Rix

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

ISBN: 1842465910

Category: Artists

Page: 240

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This is a revised edition of the bestselling book about the life and work of artist and musician Rory McEwen (1932-82). A legend in his lifetime and still admired thirty years after his death, his main legacy is the wonderfully luminous and detailed flower paintings he produced throughout his life, of anemones, auriculas, tulips, fritillaries, and of often battered, dying leaves or mouldering vegetables.
Categories: Artists

By Any Other Name

By Any Other Name

6 Redouté, P. J., Redouté's Roses (Ware, Hertsfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, 1998), 54. Illustrated, 55. ... See: Rix, M., Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality (London: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, revised edition, 2015).

Author: Simon Morley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861540549

Category: Art

Page: 320

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‘Fascinating...I’ll never look at a rose in quite the same way again.’ Adrian Tinniswood The rose is bursting with meaning. Over the centuries it has come to represent love and sensuality, deceit, death and the mystical unknown. Today the rose enjoys unrivalled popularity across the globe, ever present at life’s seminal moments. Grown in the Middle East two thousand years ago for its pleasing scent and medicinal properties, it has become one of the most adored flowers across cultures, no longer selected by nature, but by us. The rose is well-versed at enchanting human hearts. From Shakespeare’s sonnets to Bulgaria’s Rose Valley to the thriving rose trade in Africa and the Far East, via museums, high fashion, Victorian England and Belle Epoque France, we meet an astonishing array of species and hybrids of remarkably different provenance. This is the story of a hardy, thorny flower and how, by beauty and charm, it came to seduce the world.
Categories: Art

Merleau Ponty at the Gallery

Merleau Ponty at the Gallery

New Haven: Yale University Press, in conjunction with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, n.d. Gowrie, Grey, Jooles Holland, Richard Demarco, Martyn Rix, and Shirley Sherwood. Rory McEwen: The Colors of Reality, rev. ed.

Author: Véronique M. Fóti

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438478036

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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A study of the significance of the visual arts in Merleau-Ponty’s aesthetics in relation to the work of five artists not known or discussed by him. Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenological ontology engages deeply with visual art, and this aspect of his work remains significant not only to philosophers, but also to artists, art theorists, and critics. Until recently, scholarly attention has been focused on the artists he himself was inspired by and wrote about, chiefly Cézanne, Klee, Matisse, and Rodin. Merleau-Ponty at the Gallery expands and shifts the focus to address a range of artists (Giorgio Morandi, Kiki Smith, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, and Ellsworth Kelly) whose work came to prominence in the second half of the twentieth century and thus primarily after the philosopher’s death. Véronique M. Fóti does not confine her analyses to Merleau-Ponty’s texts (which now importantly include his late lecture courses), but also engages directly with the art. Of particular concern to her is the art’s ethical bearing, especially as related to animal and vegetal life. The book’s concluding chapter addresses the still-widespread rejection of beauty as an aesthetic value. “The book operates along several lines at once, offering insightful and new critical readings of artists through the lens of Merleau-Ponty’s scholarship. Clearly written and engaging, it will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and students.”— Rajiv Kaushik, Brock University
Categories: Philosophy