One of our foremost female artists conducts us on a visionary journey into the heart of the creative process
At a time when the art world is dominated by trendy egotists and art itself is marketed like toothpaste, Audrey Flack is both an anachronism and a revolutionary: a photorealist painter and sculptor who eschews glamour and who clings to a vision of art as a form of shamanism—a means of self-transcendence whose ultimate aim is the healing of the planet. In this provocative book, Flack shows how the transcendence occurs, in the art of looking as well as in the moment of creation. With its wonderfully acute critiques of artists from Tintoretto to Jackson Pollock and its insistence on reforging the links between the artist and larger world, Art and Soul is a brave, nourishing book that will inspire not only visual artists but anyone who has chosen the creative path.
About the Author
AUDREY FLACK is a highly celebrated American artist. Her paintings, drawings, and sculpture explore feminist themes and reflect her interest in religion and mythology, including her Jewish heritage. Audrey's works reside in several prestigious museums including The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Audrey Flack has numerous prestigious degrees including both a graduate and an honorary doctorate degree from Cooper Union in New York City. Additionally, she has a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Yale University and attended New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts where she studied Art History. In 2015, Flack received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Clark University. Audrey Flack’s Photorealist paintings were the first Photorealist paintings to be purchased for the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, and her legacy for photorealism lives on to influence many American and International artists today. She lives and works in New York City and East Hampton.