Walter Anderson's Illustrations of Epic and Voyage ePub download
by Redding S. Sugg Jr.
- ISBN: 0809309734
- ISBN13: 978-0809309733
- ePub: 1332 kb | FB2: 1341 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Drawing
- Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1980)
- Pages: 152
- Rating: 4.2/5
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Walter Anderson was an astonishingly prolific artist renowned for his matchless style and fierce independence.
Walter Anderson's Illustrations of Epic and Voyage. Redding S. Sugg, Jr. A Painter's Psalm. The Mural from Walter Anderson's Cottage.
Walter Anderson was an astonishingly prolific artist renowned for his matchless style and fierce independence
Walter Anderson was an astonishingly prolific artist renowned for his matchless style and fierce independence. Format Hardback 277 pages. An intriguing sample of Walter Anderson's visions inspired by literature's great stories show more. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780788158520 (978-0-7881-5852-0) Hardcover, Southern Ill. Univ.
When renowned Mississippi artist Walter Anderson read Don Quixote or the Iliad, he heightened the intensity of his engagement with each by creating line drawings of the characters on typing paper. Each morning his wife, Agnes Grinstead Anderson, collected the many sheets the painter casually discarded in a night's reading and drawing.
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Anderson, Walter Inglis, 1903-1965. Epic literature Illustrations Voyages and travels. Personal Name: Sugg, Redding S. Rubrics: Epic literature Illustrations Voyages and travels. 95 Author: Gibbons, Gail. Publication & Distribution: . HarperCollins, (c)1991.
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Rev. e. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1985 "Walter Anderson’s Illustrations of Epic and Voyage".
His unpublished aphorisms, maxims and essays, written mostly between 1940 and 1965, cover a variety of subjects including nature, art history, politics, the mechanism of artistic creation, myth and fable, and reflections on other writers. Rev.
A further relevation of the especial talents of the Ocean Springs, Mississippi, artist, Walter Inglis Anderson. The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson (Memphis, 1973), A Painter’s Psalm (Memphis, 1978) and the award-winning film, The Islander (1978) examined Anderson as a poet, writer, potter, naturalist, watercolorist, and muralist. Here Redding Sugg introduces us to Anderson as an illustrator of classic literature.
Walter Anderson’s legacy includes at least 9,500 graphic renderings of characters and scenes from classic literature. From this prodigious output Sugg has selected 120 pen-and-ink illustrations for this book. In his Introduction Sugg provides a biographical sketch plus an analytical evaluation of this fascinating artist’s work.
The book is divided into three categories: Figures and Attitudes,” composed of single figures such as Polydamas, Priam, Ros-cranna, Orlando, Angelica, and Don Quixote; Scenes,” featuring interactions between characters; and Sequences,” consisting of series from Pope’s Iliad, Don Quixote, Paradise Lost, and Bullfinch’s Legends of Charlemagne. Each series creates the illusion of movement, as in an animated cartoon.
Other illustrations are from Paradise Regained, Temora from The Poems of Ossian, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Faust, and Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle.
Anderson drew at night, often working into the morning. Drawings accumulated, littered the table, fell to the floor. There he was content to abandon them, but his wife collected them each morning.
Mrs. Anderson describes a typical scene: Sometimes in the very early morning, when he was just stopping, I would catch him quietly feeding, with a teaspoon, coffee to a couple of very large oaktree cockroaches who seemed to be his pets, and he would laugh, gently but pointedly, when I objected He said they were his familiars.’ The illustrations seemed, certainly, to take the place of any interest in more usual things such as sex. Often, we would hear him singing Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony or the Emperor Concerto; he often worked to his own or someone else’s music.”
Walter Inglis Anderson (19031965) studied at Parsons Institute, New York; was graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and studied in France on a Cresson Award. A retrospective traveling exhibition, The World of Walter Anderson” which included ceramics, drawings, oils, prints, sculpture, and watercolors was mounted in 1967 by Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis.