Following Tate’s recent Winter (2019) publication, this new selection of works examines of the most beautiful, transformative and amusing expressions of the spring season drawn from Tate’s collection. Divided into key themes – ‘Blossom and Blooms’,’Into the Landscape’, ‘In the Garden’, ‘Agriculture’, ‘Rebirth’ and ‘Uprising’ – this little book considers how the traditional season of growth and rebirth has influenced artists over centuries.
Works of art – including paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations and installations – are punctuated by brief captions adding background detail or additional information about the art, artists and their subjects. Featured artists include: Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Damien Hirst, Salvador Dalí, Natalia Goncharova, Stanley Spencer, Anselm Kiefer, William Blake, Andy Warhol and Alex Katz.
Sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, often beautiful and occasionally telling, placed together these beautiful images create a fascinating and enlightening journey through the visual portrayal of spring in Western art.