This book presents a selection of the dramatic etchings and brilliant water colours of the Mediterranean countries produced by Lindsay in the 1920s and 1930s. 'The best compliment my work ever received was from Spanish artists who told me that I saw Spain truly, and that I was muy Espanol--one of themselves.' Lionel Lindsay. Lionel Lindsay--brother of the more celebrated Norman Lindsay--spent six months in Spain. Thus began a lifetime passion: Spain was the single most formative influence on his artistic vision and inspired Lindsay's most breathtaking work. This book presents a selection of the dramatic etchings and brilliant water colours of the Mediterranean countries produced by Lindsay in the 1920s and 1930s. Images of churches, landscape and street scenes not only evoke the essence of the region but highlight its connections with Australia. Colin Holden draws on Lindsay's extensive diaries, correspondence and other material to provide fascinating insights into the processes of printmaking, how Lindsay chose and interpreted his subject matter and the techniques he used to present them.
Dr Colin Holden is a Fellow of the Department of Fine Arts, Classics and Archaeology and a Senior Fellow of the History Department at the University of Melbourne. Also an Australian church historian, he is the author of From Tories At Prayer to Socialists at Mass and a joint editor of Anglicanism in Australia: A History, both published by MUP. Interests include stride jazz, Jules Verne, cats, gardening, the print in the twentieth century, eating well and escaping from churches.