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Fugitive blue, Claire Thomas

Label
Fugitive blue
Title
Fugitive blue
Statement of responsibility
Claire Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I am not writing this to be sentimental. I am just trying to find an answer to the story. I did not imagine myself here. I certainly did not imagine myself here alone. So, for you and for myself, I want to explain how it happened. How this bit of it happened, anyway a I want you to see. To see how important the painting was becoming to me. How I was changing in ways I was not then able to explain. A beautiful, beguiling and multi-layered story of love and loss and journeys, Fugitive Blue tells the story of a painting an unusual Venetian oil painting in striking ultramarine and its restoration by a young Australian art conservator. As the young woman brings the fragile painting back to life she begins to speculate on its intriguing provenance; its beginnings, its meanings, who coveted it, who loved it, who lost it. As she imagines the story of the painting and the way it has passed from hand to hand over hundreds of years to come finally to her, we begin to see her own story emerge of her life in contemporary Melbourne, her developing passion for her work and the slow demise of her relationship with an actor named as Mark 'I spent so much of my time restoring things, trying to reclaim their original beauty. All day, I looked at deteriorating objects ... I searched for bubbled paint layers; I looked for a soft patina of salty residue. I could touch these paintings, make a decision and watch them transform. Done. But then there was us.'"--Provided by publisher
Award
  • Dobbie Literary Award, 2009.
  • Nita B. Kibble Literary Award, 2009.
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323950
Cataloging source
ANL
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Thomas, Claire
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Art restorers
Target audience
adult
Label
Fugitive blue, Claire Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042781792
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
219 p.
Isbn
9781741754094
Label
Fugitive blue, Claire Thomas
Publication
Control code
000042781792
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
219 p.
Isbn
9781741754094

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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