George Shaw : My Back to Nature - the exhibition catalogue from The National Gallery available to buy at Museum Bookstore

George Shaw : My Back to Nature

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A beautiful book of work by George Shaw - the culmination his two years as Associate Artist in the National Gallery

In 2014, the contemporary painter George Shaw (b. 1966) began a two-year post as associate artist in the National Gallery, London. This book documents his experiences there, as well as the work he produced in response to the Gallery's collection.

Inspired by woodland scenes in the National Gallery’s collection, Shaw “takes on” the Masters, creating beautiful intimate scenes of woodland near suburban areas using his beloved Humbrol enamel paints. 

Inspired by the stories within the mythological woodland landscapes by artists such as Titian and Poussin, Shaw's works explore the way that people might behave in the woods today when they think they are unobserved.

This engaging volume reproduces his first series of paintings on canvas, together with working drawings and an essay by the artist himself.

  • Author: George Shaw
  • Hardcover: 104 pages | 60 colour illustrations
  • Date published: May 2016
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1857096033
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 26.0 cm

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