Anne Desmet – A Greek Journey:
Book published by the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), July 2019.
Anne Desmet will be hosting a book signing on Thursday 25 July to promote the launch of her newest book: ‘A Greek Journey’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Details of the event can be found on the Royal Academy Facebook page here.
This gem of a book follows Desmet’s bestselling sketchbook ‘An Italian Journey.’
“Tour the Greek islands with Anne Desmet RA in her beautifully produced pocket-size book. Colourful and atmospheric sketches in pen, wash and watercolour conjure up the unique feel of the Sporades.
Every page of this delightful little book – meticulously reproduced from the sketchbooks that Desmet has used since her first travels to Greece in the 1980s – is soaked in Mediterranean sunshine. Desmet’s drawings show the daily life of her destinations and the bobbing fishing boats, shady streets and bright blue seas that make them so recognisable.” (RA publicity material for: ‘A Greek Journey’)
Desmet commits every detail to paper, and the book’s small scale format emphasises her distinctive flair for capturing the relationship between extreme foreground and distance. The locations of each sketch are noted, allowing the reader to follow from island to island across the Aegean Sea. This is a unique opportunity to explore the Greek islands through the eyes of a meticulous and precise artist.
Available directly from the Royal Academy Website Shop. There will also be a limited edition copy, containing an exclusive print, available toward the end of 2019.