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Matthew Monteith
Czech Eden
HC 29 x 25 cm., o.pp.
Aperture 2007

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"Monteith's true master is the American painter Thomas Eakins, whose investigations of Art and Medical schools, in paintings like William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River and The Agnew Clinic, were criticized in their time as being both overly clinical and overly vivid. Eakins studied civil engineering, and was among the first painters to rely on photographic sources, at one point collaborating with Eadweard Muybridge. He favored painting his friends, comrades and students, always approaching these subjects unsentimentally, with a fervor for perspective and realism. He refused to paint what he knew. Walt Whitman wrote of him, and we can extend this quote to Matthew Monteith easily, "I never knew of but one artist, and that's Tom Eakins, who could resist the temptation to see what they think ought to be rather than what is."Tim Davis -


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