Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism
T Bradway & B Schwabsky
Available April 2019.
Whether as a reaction to our technological present or as a manifestation of fears concerning our environmental future, depictions of the natural world in painting have never seemed more pertinent or urgent. This book presents ambitious and vibrant paintings that involve the landscape – from a more traditional, perceptual-based approach for rendering vistas to a looser, topography-inspired gestural abstraction that blurs the line between form and space.
In an accompanying essay Barry Schwabsky discusses the history of landscape painting, exploring how the genre developed through the 20th century to today, and how it has become increasingly relevant to art now. He also explores the notion of what is actually called a landscape painting today, and looks to expand conceptions concerning the genre.