BOYD, A: Arthur Boyd: 30 Paintings 1985-1994, 23 Etchings 1993.

Pearce, Barry; McKenzie, Janet; Kolenberg Hendrik. Arthur Boyd: 30 Paintings 1985-1994, 23 Etchings 1993. Australian Galleries, 1994. Unmarked. Nick on cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#31196) $30.00

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Catalog for 1994 exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne that coincided with the Arthur Boyd Retrospective. Essays by Barry Pearce, Janet McKenzie, and Hendrik Kolenberg, Biographical notes. Paintings are illustrated in color. Photo of the artist. 63p. Measures 9×9.5 inches.

Australian painter Arthur Boyd’s (1920-1999) work ranged from impressionist renderings of Australian landscape to starkly expressionist figuration, and many canvases feature both.

NABOKOV, V: Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art

Blackwell, Stephen H.; Johnson, Kurt (Editors). Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art. Yale University Press, 2016. Unmarked. Closed tear on jacket at spine. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31034) $25.00

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The first full appraisal of Vladimir Nabokov’s long-neglected contributions as a scientist. He created well over 1,000 technical illustrations of the anatomical structures of butterflies, seeking to understand the evolutionary diversity of small butterflies called Blues.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white. 318p. Measures 8.5×10.5 inches.

IONE, A: Cubist Figures (Homage to Luca Cambiaso)

 Cubist Figures (Homage to Luca Cambiaso)Ione, Amy. Cubist Figures (Homage to Luca Cambiaso). 2020. Measures 16.5×13.5 inches with frame and14x11inches without frame. Oil on canvas board. (#30954) $450.00

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Luca Cambiaso (1527-1585) was a Genoese School painter and draughtsperson. He visited Rome at least twice and Michelangelo was a powerful influence on the massiveness of his figures, although a softness of modeling perhaps has more in common with Correggio. Because some of his figures are constructed using simplified cubic shapes, they look remarkable modern.

This piece brings to mind Michelangelo’s Battle of Cascina, a never completed work for the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. He created only the preparatory drawing before being called to Rome by Pope Julius II. The best known copy is by Michelangelo’s pupil Aristotle da Sangallo.

Framed: Cubist Figures (Homage to Luca Cambiaso)