Oh, To Be a Painter!

Oh, To Be a Painter!
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Publisher : David Zwirner Books
Total Pages : 144
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ISBN-10 : 1644230585
ISBN-13 : 9781644230589
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Book Synopsis Oh, To Be a Painter! by : Virginia Woolf

Download or read book Oh, To Be a Painter! written by Virginia Woolf and published by David Zwirner Books. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Virginia Woolf’s collection of writings on visual arts offer a whole new perspective on the revolutionary author. Despite wide interest in Woolf’s writings, and in the artists and art critics in her Bloomsbury Group circle, there is no accessible edition or selection of essays dedicated to her writings on art. This newest edition in David Zwirner Books’s ekphrasis series collects her longest essay on painting, “Walter Sickert: A Conversation” (1934), alongside shorter essays and reviews, including “Pictures” (1925), and “Pictures and Portraits” (1920). These formally inventive texts reveal the centrality of the visual arts to Woolf’s writing and vision. They show her engaging with contemporary debates about modern art and are innovative in their treatment of ideas about color and form, including in response to the work of her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, who designed many of her book cover jackets. In these essays and reviews, Woolf illuminates the complex and interdependent relationship between the artist and society, and reveals her own shifting perspectives during decades of social and political change. She also provides sharp and astute commentary on specific works of art and on the relationship between art and writing. An introduction by Claudia Tobin situates the essays within their cultural contexts.


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