By Chloe Dee Noble
By Chloe Dee Noble
By M. Owen Lee
How is it attainable for a heavily improper man or woman to provide artwork that's solid, real, and gorgeous. Why is the paintings of Richard Wagner, a really imperfect guy, vital or even vital to us?
In this quantity, Father Owen Lee ventures a solution to these questions when it comes to a determine in Sophocles - the hero Philoctetes. talented via his god with a bow that might consistently shoot actual to the mark, and necessary to his fellow Greeks, he was once marked by way of an identical god with an odious wound that made him hateful and hated. Sophocles's robust perception is that these blessed by way of the gods and critical to males are visited besides with nice vulnerability and suffering.
Wagner: The bad guy and His fair artwork strains a few of Wagner's outstanding effect for solid and in poor health on a century of artwork and politics - on Eliot and Proust in addition to on Adolf Hitler - and discusses intimately Wagner's Tannhauser, the paintings during which the composer first dramatised the Faustian fight of an artistic artist in whom 'two souls dwell.' during this penetrating research, Father Lee argues that Wagner's ambivalent paintings is crucial to us, life-enhancing and eventually healing.
By Maurizio Ternavasio
By Bernard Leach
In our time, Bernard Leach has performed for pottery what Henry Moore has performed for scuplture. This... infinitely lucrative booklet is an account of his pilgrimage via life.' Times
Bernard Leach (1887-1979) used to be as well known in Japan and the East as in Europe and the US, either as an artist-craftsman and as a philosopher. His interpretation of the traditions of the Orient within the making of pots - and in evolving a philosophy of existence - used to be a lodestar for plenty of potters within the West.
Beyond East and West, first released in 1978, is greater than an autobiography. choked with sharply-etched and fun reminiscences, it includes a lot of Leach's deeper idea and very much too concerning the functional software of his principles. Its recurrent topic is the assembly of East and West in any respect degrees - inventive, cultural, social, political.
By Michael Grauer
By Danielle Laurin
« Avec Duras, l’impossible, c’est le cœur de deux humains qu’on arrive à palper, Danielle Laurin nous emmenant, avec une grande humilité, sur les lines de Duras. los angeles ardour de Laurin est transmise dans los angeles vérité toute claire, et nous lisons, à travers ses multiples tentatives (et réussites) de communiquer avec l’écrivaine et ses proches, les doutes et les convictions de Laurin comme de Duras.»
Voir Montréal, 2 novembre 2006
« Laurin raconte tout cela, le cœur bondissant encore, dans ce bref mais dense récit où elle réussit le travel de strength de décrire le monde de Duras sans emprunter son sort. »
Dany Laferrière, los angeles Presse, 20 octobre 2006
By Ben Bassham
By Hannah Monroe
By Ricker Winsor