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Book details
  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Individual Artists / Artists' Books
  • Language:English
  • Pages:121
  • eBook ISBN:9781620955154

Joy and Sorrow

Selected Paintings and Drawings 1978-2011 Revised and Expanded

by John Keaton

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An awe-inspiring overview of John Keaton's artwork from 1978 to 2011. The images are beautifully reproduced with uniquely selected quotes and the artist's commentaries provide background facts and invaluable insight regarding each work.
An awe-inspiring assemblage of artwork by John Keaton, internationally known artist, designer and illustrator. The works are captioned with carefully chosen quotations by numerous philosophers, statesmen, and writers of considerable merit. The citations combined with the visuals offer food for thought and interpretation on numerous levels .He has also included, along with each creation, his own personal insight for each image. They offer interesting background info such as technique, history and his motivations and inspiration. Keaton’s work reaches far beyond the boundaries of one particular style and he is not content to remain in one particular genre. His interests and subject matter is varied and nearly schizophrenic, albeit in the positive sense !. He offers intense portraits of children alongside of ancient Aztec motifs, compelling and colorful exotic flowers are also represented here along with dream-like abstract expressionistic compositions. Joy and Sorrow is more than a book with pictures, it is an outstanding glimpse into the workings of an ever-evolving mind, with the gift of eternal curiosity.
About the author

John Keaton is an internationally known artist, illustrator and designer. He is a master at creating atmosphere and his works convey deep emotions. His style ranges from the highly realistic to the broad abstract, each image is a highly refined and compelling entity unto itself. Keaton’s subjects include intense portraits of children, incredibly detailed exotic flowers and emotive Native American and Mexican inspired works. He utilizes a variety of mediums: pencil, ink, oil and acrylic, but is also capable of creating digital artwork and combining the traditional with the computer. John is a member of the Artist Rights Society of New York City and his works continue to delight and inspire a worldwide audience.