In the Meridian of the Heart: Selected Letters of Rico Lebrun

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"Rico Lebrun was a maverick, an artist of deep humanity and broad sympathies. A draftsman, painter, and sculptor of great accomplishment and international recognition, he constantly sought to transform his natural virtuosity into something deeper and more elemental. His life was devoted to the monumental (and transparently impossible) purpose of accurately mapping the terra incognita of human form and human heart." "These letters, written between 1950 and 1964 as he moved between the United States, Mexico, and Italy, give the reader an intimate
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Overview

"Rico Lebrun was a maverick, an artist of deep humanity and broad sympathies. A draftsman, painter, and sculptor of great accomplishment and international recognition, he constantly sought to transform his natural virtuosity into something deeper and more elemental. His life was devoted to the monumental (and transparently impossible) purpose of accurately mapping the terra incognita of human form and human heart." "These letters, written between 1950 and 1964 as he moved between the United States, Mexico, and Italy, give the reader an intimate and extended glance into the impassioned crucible of his mind and soul. Lebrun belonged to a generation to which war was, and had to be, something more than abstract compositions or cerebral exercises. For him, art was a force, a profoundly moral force, that could construct and shape an edifice containing all the inconsistency, drama, and inner conflict of the human animal, from its capacity for cruelty and indifference to its sublime moments of grace."--BOOK JACKET.
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Painter, draftsman, and sculptor Rico (1900-64) left his native Italy in 1924, and had begun receiving international recognition by 1950, when the letters here begin. The selection extends through his time in Mexico 1950-58; New Haven, Capri, and Rome to 1960; and Los Angeles until his death. They are punctuated with monochrome reproductions of paintings. An appendix identifies people he mentions. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567921120
  • Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 99
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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JAMES RENNER
JAMES RENNER
James Renner is an author and freelance writer. His film adaptation of a Stephen King story was an official selection at the 2005 Montreal World Film Festival. A graduate of Kent State University, Renner lives in Akron, Ohio. He is also author of "The Serial Killer's Apprentice” and ”The Man from Primrose Lane.”
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