Frederic Remington: The Color of Night

Anderson, Nancy, Alexander Nemerov and William Sharpe:

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In the decade preceding his untimely death, Frederic Remington (1861-1909) produced a series of paintings that took as their subject the color of night. This richly illustrated volume is the first to present all of these works--some seventy paintings that secured for Remington the critical acclaim he so coveted. Indeed, these magnificent nocturnes marked an important new direction for the celebrated illustrator, writer, and sculptor of America's vanishing frontier.


In these deeply personal works, Remington explored the technical and aesthetic difficulties of painting darkness. Surprisingly, his images are filled with color and light--moonlight, firelight, candlelight. Focused on the subject the artist had made his own--the American West--these paintings reflect Remington's dramatic reworking of the narrative tradition as well as the spare modernism of his late work.



Frederic Remington: The Color of Night, accompanying the first exhibition devoted to the nocturnes, includes three insightful essays discussing Remington's nocturnes within the literary, historical, aesthetic, and technological context of his time. The nocturnes do much more than document a night that was rapidly disappearing under bright, newly installed electric lights. They also reveal how this son of a Civil War hero moved from burnishing Theodore Roosevelt's rough riding heroics in Cuba to exploring, like Stephen Crane and Ernest Hemingway, his own soul-searing war experience, and, like Joseph Conrad, to probing America's own heart of darkness.


As the definitive resource on Remington's nocturnes, this volume pairs large reproductions of these stunning paintings--including newly conserved works and others not seen publicly since the artist's death--with commentary from his personal diaries and letters and from contemporary critics.



EXHIBITION SCHEDULE



http://www.nga.gov/ National Gallery of Art, Washington
April 13 - July 13, 2003


http://www.gilcrease.org/ The Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
August 10 - November 9, 2003


http://www.denverartmuseum.org/ Denver Art Museum
December 13, 2003 - March 14, 2004


Review:
Winner of the Western Heritage Awards Best Art Book
"The best book about [Remington] currently in print."--Library Journal

"An unusually candid glimpse of an artist and his work."--American Artist

"This handsome volume . . . is a carefully researched introduction to the development of night paintings and their role as a bridge to modern art. The perceptive essays in this beautifully illustrated work demonstrate how energetically imaginative, experimental, and modern Remington became when he sought to portray the color of night."--Choice

"This volume has by far the highest production values of any publication on Frederic Remington, and offers fresh insights from novel approaches to art history, biography and cultural studies. . . . Remington's work is rich enough to allow every generation to see him anew. Frederic Remington: The Color of Night helps us to do just that."--Christopher Capozzola, The Art Book

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Title: Frederic Remington: The Color of Night
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr,
Publication Date: 2003
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