Just finished reading a friend's blog with comments about the upcoming new year and the resolutions people make when they sense its looming presence. To paraphrase her post, "I'm not really a resolution maker"...but I'll admit it is difficult to pass yet another small milestone without at least thinking about how I can better myself in the coming year.
21 September 2011
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14 August 2011
Anyways, this book put me to thinking. It did a fine job in my mind putting personality and real humanness to a very grandiose figure. I don't know how other people are, but I want to know what these artists were thinking, feeling, dealing with when they set some of their ideas to paper and more. What was THEIR obsession and drive to create? Now the Frank book was fiction based on facts. I know it is just one woman's idea of how it all was. But it prompted me to track down a book about a couple of artists in a "similar situation"...Gabrielle Münter and Wassily Kandinsky. The book transcribed letters they wrote to each other around 1905-1911 (dates approx.) giving some insight into what they were feeling at the time they were literally changing the world of art. They were real people, making good and bad choices, getting angry, depressed, elated, anxious, jealous...all the human emotions.