Art And Soul: Notes On Creating by Audrey FlackArt And Soul: Notes On Creating by Audrey Flack

Art And Soul: Notes On Creating

byAudrey Flack

Paperback | November 1, 1991

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One of our foremost female artists conducts us on a visionary journey into the heart of the creative process
 
At a time when the art world is dominated by trendy egotists and art itself is marketed like toothpaste, Audrey Flack is both an anachronism and a revolutionary: a photorealist painter and sculptor who eschews glamour and who clings to a vision of art as a form of shamanism—a means of self-transcendence whose ultimate aim is the healing of the planet. In this provocative book, Flack shows how the transcendence occurs, in the art of looking as well as in the moment of creation. With its wonderfully acute critiques of artists from Tintoretto to Jackson Pollock and its insistence on reforging the links between the artist and larger world, Art and Soul is a brave, nourishing book that will inspire not only visual artists but anyone who has chosen the creative path.

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AUDREY FLACK is a highly celebrated American artist. Her paintings, drawings, and sculpture explore feminist themes and reflect her interest in religion and mythology, including her Jewish heritage. Audrey's works reside in several prestigious museums including The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museu...

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Title:Art And Soul: Notes On CreatingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.43 inPublished:November 1, 1991Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140193472

ISBN - 13:9780140193473

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This book of nourishing wisdom, by a leading woman artist, is a series of meditations on art, the art worlc and the creative process. Intended to offer "comfor and nourishment" to other artists -- including poets, musicians, dancers, painters, and sculptors -- Flack's teas and insights help to open the pathways of creativity

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“An illuminating reading experience for the artist and aficionado alike.”—Lowery Sims, associate curator The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Her writing is a species of art in itself…not just a penetrating view of her artisitic situation but of the human situation.”—Norman Cousins