Passion for Paint: The Life and Work of Barrington Tabb Jonathan Benington

ISBN: 9781904537625

Published: December 10th 2007

Paperback

160 pages


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Passion for Paint: The Life and Work of Barrington Tabb  by  Jonathan Benington

Passion for Paint: The Life and Work of Barrington Tabb by Jonathan Benington
December 10th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 160 pages | ISBN: 9781904537625 | 9.40 Mb

The Barrington Tabb story is one of quiet but stubborn perseverance against the odds. For nearly fifty years, Tabbs work has been dedicated to everyday subjects: working-class terraces, the docks, railway brides, canals and smoking factory chimneys.MoreThe Barrington Tabb story is one of quiet but stubborn perseverance against the odds. For nearly fifty years, Tabbs work has been dedicated to everyday subjects: working-class terraces, the docks, railway brides, canals and smoking factory chimneys.

Having worked in industry for twenty-five years, he was very familiar with these places, athough his working-class background proved an obstacle to his artistic ambitions. Almost totally self-taught, he never lost faith in his natural talent, however much he was discouraged by friends, family and fellow artists. He has no great desire for money or fame. He is intoxicated by the smell, the feel, the colour and the texture of paint. Guided by his instincts alone, he handles his expressive medium with all the gutsy passion of a Vincent Van Gogh or a Lucian Freud.Yet his work remains totally original, for he brings his imagination into play and the end result is never a mere descriptive record.

His art is felt and experienced, imbued with a sense of th



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