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WILD IN EUROPE: Art by Renso Tamse
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Beautifully summarised by our friend Alan Lee in his foreword, 'Today we have more means of accessing images of wildlife. We can view them in real time or through high-definition photography but seeing through the eyes of someone who has studied his subject as intently and with such understanding as Renso confers another privilege - that of witnessing the rapport between the observer and the observed, between the purity of vision of the landscape-scanning bird of prey and that of the artist, counting its feathers while searching through them for the bone structure underneath. Renso knows that the best way to represent the natural world is to be part of it, to absorb it through the skin and through patient, searching eyes. Then the hand, with its brush or pencil, and through long practice, will also achieve a state of grace.' With a combination of technical achievements, curiosity, imagination and purpose, the beauty of foxes, deer, soaring eagles, a wolf in shadow, a white swan losing its feathers, an African elephant bathed in dust, a lonely duckling on a pond, a confrontation with a wolf, a fox pup, a stoat wearing his summer coat and a white and wild beautiful horse, owls, the curly-horned mouflon wild sheep, ibex fighting on a rocky ledge, a beautiful curious blue tit, a big brown bear on a yellow-orange glowing riverside, a newborn roe deer fawn, the funny bobbing tail of the Mister Dipper in an icy river, a swooping kingfisher and beautiful drawings of owls and birds in pencil sketches are among these masterpieces. Numbering approximately 100 in colour and black and white drawings, 156 pages to pore over and thoroughly enjoy as we did. 11" x 12½".
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