Passion for Paint: The Life and Work of Barrington Tabb by Jonathan Benington - PDF and EPUB eBook

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The Barrington Tabb story is one of quiet but stubborn perseverance against the odds. For nearly fifty years, Tabb's work...

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Exact title of the book
Passion for Paint: The Life and Work of Barrington Tabb
Book author
Jonathan Benington
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
160 pages
Language
English
Published
December 10th 2007 by Sansom Co Ltd
File size (in PDF)
640 kB
Passion for Paint: The Life and Work of Barrington Tabb

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The Barrington Tabb story is one of quiet but stubborn perseverance against the odds. For nearly fifty years, Tabb's 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.