Monday, December 30, 2013

Veins and Skulls by Daniele Serra

Veins and Skulls by Daniele Serra. SST Publications. £16.95
Reviewed by Peter Coleborn
If you love the work of Daniele Serra – as I do – you should love this art book. Dani Serra has the ability to use a limited palette coupled with few bold brush strokes to generate paintings that are alive with motion and emotion. Based on the PDF I was sent for review, these examples represent some of Serra’s best work. But it’s not all pictures: the book starts off with a three-page introduction by Jeffrey J Mariotte.
The trouble with reviewing an art book in PDF format is that it’s difficult to get a feel for the book as a whole – the page size and format, the quality of the paper (sure, there are the facts [reproduced below] but I am an old-fashioned type of reader/reviewer and I like to touch the artefact). I am confident, though, that anything with Serra’s name attached to it will be of the highest standard. Currently only available via the SST website.
Their website states the following:
  • SST Art Book Series #1
  • Publisher: Short, Scary Tales Publications
  • Release Date: December 2013
  • ISBN: 978-1-909640-12-2
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 inches, 64 pages
  • Unjacketed hardcover with four-colour matte laminated cover, full four-colour interior, printed on acid-free paper

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