Architect of Light

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Powerful Paintings from a Watercolour Master The most nearly perfect paintings to me are rarely the ones simply characterized by technical expertise. More often, they are the ones in which you can sense the beating heart of the artist just below the surface – flaws included. Twenty years into a career as architect and architectural illustrator, Thomas Schaller embarked upon a bold new path as a fine artist. Today he is one of the worlds most accomplished watercolour artists, celebrated for his poignant treatment of light and its dynamic interplay with the natural and manmade landscape. The first and only collection of work from this popular contemporary artist, Thomas W. Schaller: Architect of Light features 150 of his finest paintings – buildings, bridges, boats, people and other scenes from around the world. In a series of essays, Schaller ruminates on his journey as an artist, what drives him, and the truths hes discovered along the way. He offers not only sage insight on composition, colour and other technical aspects of painting, but also provocative perspective on more fundamental struggles for the artist, such as overcoming self-doubt and honing ones own, unique voice. Schallers essays, like his art, shine with passion, authenticity, and the epiphanies that comprise his artistic constellation: discovering the power of breathing…the secret to finding the art in any subject…and how the quest for perfection led him to worry less about the final result to take greater joy in the process itself. Its a pivoting read for collector, art-lover and practicing artist alike, full of views to savor and enlighten.

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Powerful Paintings from a Watercolour Master The most nearly perfect paintings to me are rarely the ones simply characterized by technical expertise. More often, they are the ones in which you can sense the beating heart of the artist just below the surface – flaws included. Twenty years into a career as architect and architectural illustrator, Thomas Schaller embarked upon a bold new path as a fine artist. Today he is one of the worlds most accomplished watercolour artists, celebrated for his poignant treatment of light and its dynamic interplay with the natural and manmade landscape. The first and only collection of work from this popular contemporary artist, Thomas W. Schaller: Architect of Light features 150 of his finest paintings – buildings, bridges, boats, people and other scenes from around the world. In a series of essays, Schaller ruminates on his journey as an artist, what drives him, and the truths hes discovered along the way. He offers not only sage insight on composition, colour and other technical aspects of painting, but also provocative perspective on more fundamental struggles for the artist, such as overcoming self-doubt and honing ones own, unique voice. Schallers essays, like his art, shine with passion, authenticity, and the epiphanies that comprise his artistic constellation: discovering the power of breathing…the secret to finding the art in any subject…and how the quest for perfection led him to worry less about the final result to take greater joy in the process itself. Its a pivoting read for collector, art-lover and practicing artist alike, full of views to savor and enlighten.

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Binding

Hardback

Dimensions

298 x 267

No. of Pages

208

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ISBN/EAN

9781440350726

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