Earthly Delights: Mary Adshead, 1904-1995 by Matthew H. Clough, Ann Compton


  • Author: Matthew H. Clough, Ann Compton
  • eBook title: Earthly Delights: Mary Adshead, 1904-1995
  • Category: Arts & Photography
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 0853239495
  • ISBN13: 978-0853239499
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Earthly Delights: Mary Adshead, 1904-1995
Mary Adshead was one of the most gifted mural painters of the twentieth century, creating light-hearted images that signified a major shift in mural art away from the didactic style of Victorian and Edwardian muralists. Earthly Delights celebrates the work and life of Adshead and explores her impact on mid-twentieth-century painting.
The distinguished contributors to this catalog chronicle the distinctive periods of Adshead's career and recast her as a prominent figure in European modernist art. They examine such issues as Adshead's schooling at the Slade; the years when she painted murals and panels for Samuel Courtauld and the library of the ocean liner Queen Mary; her frequent public building commissions throughout the 1940s, '50s, and '60s; and the matte painting she created for the film Cleopatra. The volume also features a wealth of illustrations, including full-color reproductions of her works and a map of their locations. Published to coincide with a touring exhibition, this volume offers a fascinating look at an overlooked pioneer of mural art.


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