Through Your Eyes: Dialogues on the Paintings of Bruce Herman

Overview

This beautiful book is written as a conversation between two friends -- biblical scholar G. Walter Hansen and contemporary artist Bruce Herman -- as they reflect on and interpret artwork created over the past thirty years.

Between 1982 and 2012 Bruce Herman produced over 500 works of art reflecting his personal journey of creativity and faith. In a series of brief meditations and essays in accessible language, accompanied by full-color reproductions of the art, the authors ...

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Overview

This beautiful book is written as a conversation between two friends -- biblical scholar G. Walter Hansen and contemporary artist Bruce Herman -- as they reflect on and interpret artwork created over the past thirty years.

Between 1982 and 2012 Bruce Herman produced over 500 works of art reflecting his personal journey of creativity and faith. In a series of brief meditations and essays in accessible language, accompanied by full-color reproductions of the art, the authors explore major themes relevant to Herman's pilgrimage in the often-confusing current art culture. Their dialogue reveals many insights into Herman's art, enabling laypersons to come to a richer appreciation of contemporary art in general.

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Editorial Reviews

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Makoto Fujimura
artist
“It isn't too often that we get a glimpse into a behind-the-scenes relationship between a patron of art and an artist. In this case, Walter Hansen and Bruce Herman have journeyed together as a theologian and a cultural commentator, two men with cultural stewardship as a goal for the next generation. Bruce Herman is one of the wisest practitioners of art today, and Walter Hansen one of the key influencers and patrons of Christians in the arts. This book is a treasure chest full of wisdom for those serving in the world of art and faith -- it's a work of deep friendship and conversation originating from the highest realm of integrity.”

Thomas Howard
author of Dove Descending: A Journey into T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets'
“This is not a book for the fainthearted. It is searching; demanding; exhilarating. It will take you into the glorious and ancient questions that attend Art -- but in a way that we of the laity can immediately grasp. This exchange between two intelligent men, one the artist and the other the patron (it takes one back to the Renaissance) will both instruct and delight -- docere et delectare.”

Daniel A. Siedell
Art Historian
“Since the fifteenth century, patrons -- collectors, critics, and dealers -- have played a crucial but often overlooked role in the development of artists' work. In Through Your Eyes artist Bruce Herman and collector Walter Hansen allow us privileged access into this unique relationship between an artist and a collector, a relationship born from a single question: 'What do you see?'”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802871176
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

G. Walter Hansen is a writer, New Testament scholar, and philanthropist whose work has taken him all over the world for teaching and ministry.

Bruce Herman is a painter who lives and works in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He also holds the Lothl�rien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts at Gordon College.

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