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The Art of Rowena Hardcover


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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Paper Tiger (November 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855857782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855857780
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #998,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A beautiful keepsake presentation.
Midwest Book Review
Although I enjoy her fantasy work, I found these pictures to be the most moving in the bunch.
wiredweird
Overall, it is a nice addition book for someone who enjoys Rowena's artwork.
Ray Kukurka

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Damienn D on August 15, 2001
Format: Hardcover
...continuing from my review title: not just fairy-tale scenes, but most of Rowena's art has a magical touch, lavishly detailed.
Rowena's fantasy world is like the colors of her paintings: rich, vivid and beautiful. A harmonious and sometimes even light-hearted approach is always present even in the face of danger. It seems that this talented artist believes in the victory of good over evil, which her high quality work is a testimony of.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jazzy B on January 25, 2014
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Rowena is not a well know fantasy artist. But the detail of the art is well conducted and simply beautiful.
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To this day I consider The Art of Rowena to be one of my favorite books. Each page features one of the more famous Rowena illustrations. I never get tired of pondering these pictures as each reflects great thought processes of history. I feel certain that many people would find this collectible book enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wiredweird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on December 30, 2009
Format: Paperback
Male artists predominate in the main stream of fantasy art - the kind you see on the paperback book covers and the like. I use the word "predominate" only in its numerical sense, that women form a small minority within that group. The female fantasy artists that come to mind, however, stand second to none in craftsmanship, wit, and artistry. That group includes Julie Bell, Olivia DiBerardinis, and Rowena Morrill.

This book offers an wide-ranging and enjoyable sampling of her work. Although womanly sinews occasionally ripple here, as Bell so often depicts, Rowena also does well with the softer or more playful side of her heroines. One or two of these paintings approach Olivia's cheesecake sensuality - though present in most of Rowena's pictures, however, that sensuality rarely goes beyond the native grace of a young, strong figure. She also revels in dragons, mermaids, and the other staples of fantasy art. Much to my surprise, this book's last section presents commissioned portraits, in which the subject (Anne McCafferey, Isaac Asimov, and others) appears in some significant but fanciful setting. Although I enjoy her fantasy work, I found these pictures to be the most moving in the bunch.

The unique thing about Rowena's body of work, to my way of thinking, is the fact that so many of her subjects are having fun at what they do and in themselves. Fantasy art all too often focusses on moments of combat, evil, or seduction. Instead of the painted characters seducing each other or the viewer, however, Rowena herself seduces the reader with her meticulous artwork and pervasive sense of play.

-- wiredweird
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lili on June 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a very beautiful art book of Rowena art works. The painting she did are seem so real and they got a fantastic atmosphere to it and the colored are great. I wish one day I can draw and paint has good has Rowena.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 26, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I have been a fan of Rowena for a few years now. Found her artwork on the internet. When I saw this book I had to have it and was not disappointed in the quality of her work. I'm not a big fan of the stories however but I will put up with them for the sake of the artwork. I perfer using my imagination to interpertate her artwork. I would recomend this book for anyone who loves fantasy art because it dosent' disappoint the fantasy fan. I could not ask for more except for more artwork in the books.
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