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In this section we are pleased to list publications which cover the life and times of Robert Borlase Smart.
Borlase Smart - A Life in Art

Borlase Smart - A Life in Art

Borlase Smart: A Life in Art

A comprehensive, full-colour publication, available from 6th September which will include images and details of all works in the exhibition. The publication will also feature a fascinating reappraisal of the artist's oeuvre.

Was Borlase Smart pushing the boundaries of what was accepted as the 'norm' within the definitions of traditional art? The fact that he was a great supporter of the young 'moderns' in St Ives, much to the chagrin of many established artists of the day, is well documented...

Traditional art had long been underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. His journey towards abstraction was not a sudden, radical one, but more a subtle movement to a 'modern' style in which he found his forté, a style which was eagerly accepted by the mainstream, exhibited at the Paris Salon, the Royal Academy and countless other prestigious institutions.

  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (14 Oct 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1326046659
  • ISBN-13: 978-1326046651
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 0.6 x 21 cm

Order here for £12 plus £2.75 postage (RRP £19.99)

Borlase Smart: St Ives Artist - Man of Vision
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Borlase Smart: St Ives Artist - Man of Vision

  • Author: Marion Whybrow
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Halstar (29 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906690413
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906690410
The definitive biography on Borlase Smart. The cover image is "Moonlight, St Ives" and will be included in the forthcoming exhibition.
Pioneers of St Ives Art at Home and Abroad (1889-1914)

Pioneers of St Ives Art at Home and Abroad (1889-1914)

Published in June 2008 to accompany the exhibition at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance.
  • Author: David Tovey
  • ISBN : 9780953836369
  • Paperback - 350 pages (320mm x 230mm)
  • 340 illustrations (236 in colour)
For further information see the author's website
Sea Change - Fine and Decorative Art in St Ives 1914-1930

Sea Change - Fine and Decorative Art in St Ives 1914-1930

Published in September 2010 to accompany the exhibition of the same title at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance.
  • Author: David Tovey
  • ISBN : 9780953836383
  • Paperback - 302 pages - 297mm x 210mm
  • 336 illustrations (247 in colour)
For further information see the author's website
St Ives (1860-1930) - The Artists and the Community - A Social History

St Ives (1860-1930) - The Artists and the Community - A Social History

Published in November 2009.
  • Author: David Tovey
  • ISBN : 9780953836376
  • Paperback - 408 pages - 297mm x 210mm
  • 38 colour and 415 b/w illustrations
For further information see the author's website
Creating A Splash - The St Ives Society of Artists - The First 25 Years (1927-1952)

Creating A Splash - The St Ives Society of Artists - The First 25 Years (1927-1952)

Published in June 2003 to accompany the exhibition of the same title, which toured the public art galleries in Penzance, Lincoln, Doncaster, Hereford, Sunderland and Newport between June 2003 and July 2004.
  • Author: David Tovey
  • ISBN : ISBN 0 9538363 4 7
  • Paperback - 344 pages (A-4)
  • 90 colour and 243 b/w illustrations
For further information see the author's website



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