Living in Hell and Other Stories
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Tom Hunter by Tracy Chevalier
Book DescriptionTom Hunter has become internationally renowned for creating engaging, distinctive and often provocative photographic reworkings of paintings from the past. In 1998 he won the Kobal Photographic Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London, for Woman Reading a Possession Order, a beautifully crafted photograph based on a composition by the Dutch Master, Johannes Vermcer (1632 - 1675). This book presents some of the striking images that have established Hunter's reputation, together with new work created especially for the exhibition Tom Hunter: Living in Hell and Other Stories at the National Gallery, London (7 December - 12 March 2006). Many of these images draw on the lives of the ordinary residents of Hackney, East London, as captured in the headlines of Hunter's local newspaper, the Hackney Gazette. These startling, sometimes tragic, stories are retold in carefully staged photographs, whose compositions are frequently derived from paintings in the National Gallery's collection. An essay by Tracy Chevalier examines Hunter's story-telling, while Colin Wiggins discusses the relationship between Hunter's work and Old Master paintings in the National Gallery and elsewhere.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857093315
(248mm x 202mm x 7mm)
Imprint: National Gallery Company Ltd
Publisher: National Gallery Company Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tracy Chevalier
At the Edge of the Orchard, Paperback (February 2017)
The sweeping and compelling new novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. 'Dark, brutal, moving, powerful' Jane Harris 'A wonderful book; rich, evocative, original. I loved it' Joanne Harris
Reader, I Married Him, Hardback (April 2016)
'This collection is stormy, romantic, strong - the Full Bronte' The Times A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Bronte, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre.
Imagined Lives, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by Tracy Chevalier
Fictional character sketches by John Banville, Tracy Chevalier, Julian Fellowes, Alexander McCall Smith, Terry Pratchett, Sarah Singleton, Joanna Trollope and Minette Walters. To complement recent research into the identities of mystery sitters in its Collection, the Gallery has invited eight acclaimed authors to write character sketches.
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Author Biography - Tracy Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier is the best-selling author of several art-historical novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring (2000), Falling Angels (2002) and The Lady and the Unicorn (2004); Colin Wiggins is Deputy Head of Education at the National Gallery and is the co-author of Ron Mueck (2003) and John Virtue: London Paintings (2005).
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