Fold Out Box Set in the Carton. Limited Numbered edition of 5000 copies.
New and sealed and in the carton. Three facsimile editions of Francoise Gilot's travel sketchbooks, made between 1974 and 1981, combine the distinct atmospheres of Venice, India, and Senegal with Gilot's abstract figuration. Packaged in a fold-out box set, the sketchbooks are accompanied by an illustrated booklet which gathers an insightful introduction, a conversation with the artist on her work and travels, and translations of the handwritten text within the drawings. Limited and numbered edition of 5,000 copies.
Her regular visits to the floating city as a child have made a lasting impression, and she feels a deep, continued connection. Her sketchbook drawings are made with a subtle palette, centered on different shades of a watery blue.
Views of the city are mixed with reimaginations of the canals and cityscape, yet it is above all the spirit, history, and myth of Venice that animates her work. She also pays tribute to its art with various pages characterizing her forebears: the Bellinis, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Veronese, Titian, Tintoretto. Gilot mixes writing with the illustrations, her beautifully organic lettering becoming part of the drawings in which she depicts the canals, the cafes, the lovers at the waters edge. The second sketchbook is from Gilots trip to India in late 1979. She fills it with drawings while out on the streets and sitting on bumpy plane rides between cities. The sketches, mostly in black and white, capture people on the road, market stalls, cows and other animals, and wall advertisements for the coming election. Central to the sketchbook are the figures of women, working or carrying a load, always clad in impeccable saris whose folds especially attract the artist: The cloth is a cocoon, she notes, and in this latent metamorphosis lies the magic of the curved line. In 1981 Gilot visits Senegal, where she is impressed by the people she encounters, their movements and meetings, life in the circle huts and on marketplaces.
The item "New Sealed Numbered Limited FRANCOISE GILOT THREE TRAVEL SKETCHBOOKS Box Set" is in sale since Thursday, April 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "hmxa15a" and is located in Island Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Origin: European
- Country of Manufacture: Germany
- Year Printed: 2018
- Topic: Fine Arts: Monographs
- Binding: Hardcover
- Subject: Art & Photography
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition