Born near the ocean in Brooklyn, schooled by the bay at UC Berkeley, artist, psychologist and author Robert W. Firestone demonstrates his love for the sea as it meets and mingles with the cities on its shores in this vivid and vibrant collection. In the 1950's Firestone began experimenting with tempera, later moved to silk screening, and currently digitally paints - throughout, with big, bold black and white imagery.
"It may seem paradoxical that his chosen vehicle is the very latest technology, since anything technological is so often dismissed as impersonal and lacking in true emotion. Like the Futurists, he seems to see in the machine a commitment to the future, rather than the past. There was a more practical attraction, which was the lightness and transparency of the effects he could obtain." (from a March, 2007 review in ARTnews by Meredith Mendelsohn)
This collection of black and white cityscapes and country scenes presents various visions of cities in which Firestone portrays his feelings and perceptions about the sea, cities and the people that make them personal and real as seen through the eyes of this well-known psychologist/artist.
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