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The Art Spirit

The Art Spirit

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by Robert Henri

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Gathers the essential beliefs and theories of the great teacher and American artist. "I would give anything to have come by this book years ago. It is . . . comparable only to the notes of Leonardo and Sir Joshua. . . . One of the finest voices . . . of modern men in painting."--George Bellows

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Art Spirit 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A simply amazing text. Henri is such a natural teacher. His ability to understand, and to pass on that understanding is a gift to us all. And although I don't agree with everything he says, I am a better man for having listened. Do not miss out on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much of the book consists of one-or-two sentence statements about the artistic process, from Henri's years of teaching. These are interspersed with longer essays, which were lectures he presented. I am a musician, not a visual artist, so much of the technical detail is not directly applicable to me. But even these aspects are analogous to similar problems and challenges in music, and doubtless in many other fields, and thus worth reading. Many of the brief insights are directly applicable to music, and to anyone seeking to live a life of awareness. Highly recommended; this is the most valuable book I have encountered in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are an artist or just one who is fascinated by art this is a quite moving book by a very knowledgable man. It is most inspiring for new artists as well as old.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Henri is a completely enlightening genius.You don't have to be inerested in painting to take from this book. It covers people and life in general and is a total eye-opener.Every sentence just makes you stop and think and go 'wow'.I recommend this book to ANYONE and EVERYONE.Please read.