St Paul's From Moor Lane / As Flies To Wanton Boys / Cyril Mann's Post-war Cityscapes by Veronica CecilSt Paul's From Moor Lane / As Flies To Wanton Boys / Cyril Mann's Post-war Cityscapes by Veronica Cecil

St Paul's From Moor Lane / As Flies To Wanton Boys / Cyril Mann's Post-war Cityscapes

byVeronica Cecil, Mark HudsonIllustratorCyril Mann

Paperback | October 15, 2012

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The fourth edition of The Nobile Folios explores St Paul’s from Moor Lane, painted by Cyril Mann in 1948. London in the late ’40s was beleaguered by the devastation of war. Mann cast his intense gaze on this scarred cityscape, and saw it for what it was. But his was no regular gaze: he saw the vitality and energy beneath this desperation which was symbolized by blinding light of the glowing ochre sun.
 
This folio unearths Mann’s vision by setting free the miraculous details that form this astounding canvas and by allowing two works to inform our reading of it. The first, a thoughtful essay by art critic Mark Hudson that contextualizes the painting and the artist; the other, a moving story by novelist Veronica Cecil about a cantankerous painter tapping into his creative energies.

Cyril Mann (1911-1980) was a British painter and sculptor who added a new dimension to figurative art by exploring the dynamic effects of sunlight in a different way from his predecessors. The artist also completed a number of sculptures, including a commission to carve a family crest for a manor house.
Title:St Paul's From Moor Lane / As Flies To Wanton Boys / Cyril Mann's Post-war CityscapesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.2 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Sylph EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0956992005

ISBN - 13:9780956992000

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Table of Contents

Introductory Essay: Cyril Mann’s Post-War Cityscapes
      Mark Hudson
Nature Must be the Point of Departure (written in 1965)
      Cyril Mann
As Flies to Wanton Boys
      Veronica Cecil

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