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Artists' Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney

ISBN: 9780711241282 ISBN: 9780711241282 ISBN: 9780711241282

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Artists' Letters is a treasure trove of carefully selected letters written by great artists, providing the reader with a unique insight into their characters and a glimpse into their lives. Correspondence, some of which includes sketches and drawings, is reproduced with the transcript and arranged thematically with musings on love, work, daily life, money, travel and the creative process.

On the theme of friendship, for example, letters provide evidence of a creative community between peers, with support and mutual appreciation that helps to dispel the myth of the artist as solitary genius. Letters between Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin show an ongoing conversation and exchange of ideas, whilst we see mutual admiration between Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot.

Artists’ Letters highlights the treasures found in letters, which in our digital age are an increasingly lost art.

Author: Michael Bird
Hardback
224 pages
17 x 23.6cm

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 1 cm

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