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Churchill : the statesman as artist

Author: David Cannadine
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Winston Churchill suffered most severely from his 'black dog' he took to painting in order to express the inexpressible. Throughout his life he would withdraw to paint. His paintings throw fascinating light upon his character and its vicissitudes and thus are key to understanding his personality as a great statesman. As fellow artist Sir Oswald Birley said of him: 'If Churchill had given the time to art that he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Churchill.
London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2018
(OCoLC)1002658052
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Cannadine
ISBN: 9781472945228 1472945220
OCLC Number: 1048923895
Description: 1 online resource (217 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: part 1. Churchill on Art --
part 2. On Churchill's Art.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by David Cannadine.

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When Winston Churchill suffered most severely from his 'black dog' he took to painting in order to express the inexpressible. Throughout his life he would withdraw to paint. His paintings throw fascinating light upon his character and its vicissitudes and thus are key to understanding his personality as a great statesman. As fellow artist Sir Oswald Birley said of him: 'If Churchill had given the time to art that he has given to politics, he would have been by all odds the world's greatest painter'. This book consists of a substantial introduction of great critical and historic importance by Professor David Cannadine but also Churchill's own writings about painting. Apart from his celebrated essay `Painting as a Pastime' this also contains Churchill's art reviews (never reprinted) and the text of his address to the Royal Academy of Art when he was elected a Fellow. This has never been printed before. The book concludes with two more or less forgotten essays about Churchill's paintings - one by Augustus John and the other by Sir John Rothenstein.

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