The Art Spirit

byRobert HenriIntroduction byForbes Watson

March 27, 2007|
The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
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A classic work of advice, criticism, and inspiration for aspiring artists and lovers of art

"Art when really understood is the province of every human being." So begins The Art Spirit, the collected words, teachings, and wisdom of innovative artist and beloved teacher Robert Henri. Henri, who painted in the Realist style and was a founding member of the Ashcan School, was known for his belief in interactive nature of creativity and inspiration, and the enduring power of art. Since its first publication in 1923,The Art Spirit, has been a source of inspiration for artists and creatives from David Lynch to George Bellows. Filled with valuable technical advice as well as wisdom about the place of art and the artist in American society, this classic work continues to be a must-read for anyone interested in the power of creation and the beauty of art.
Robert Henri(1865-1929) was an American artist, teacher, and an outspoken advocate of modernism in painting. He is best known for his leadership of the group of realist painters known as "The Eight," later termed the Ashcan School. Henri was a devotee of realism and the usage of everyday city life as a subject matter. He taught...
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Title:The Art Spirit
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.38 X 5.5 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.38 X 5.5 X 0.75 in
Published:March 27, 2007
Publisher:Basic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780465002634

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