The Accidental Masterpiece

The Accidental Masterpiece

On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

Book - 2005
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obsessives, paint-by-numbers enthusiasts, amateur shutterbugs, and collectors of strange odds and ends. Yet others, like Charlotte Salomon, a girl whom no one considered much of an artist until she secretly created a masterpiece before her death in Auschwitz, have reserved spots for themselves in history with a single work that encapsulates a whole life. What connects them to each other is their ability to find enlightenment and passion through the awareness their art provides."--BOOK
"The Accidental Masterpiece encourages us to live life with eyes wide open, because the drive to live life more alertly is instinctive, and, whether you are an artist by trade or by desire, the art of seeing well is one that can be learned." "To illustrate art's power to transform lives, Kimmelman describes a handful of people who regard art as life's great passion. A. few of the characters he portrays, like Bonnard and Chardin, are great artists. But others are explorers and obscure
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2005
ISBN: 1594200556
Branch Call Number: 700 KIM
Characteristics: 245 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Jul 04, 2011

This is a very wonderful and accessible treatment of modern art and artists. If you don't understand modern art (and want to) this may be the book for you.

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