The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

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Read The Art Spirit Online Free - In this book are the essential beliefs and theories of a great teacher and American artist, Robert Henri. While it embodies the entire system of his teaching, with much technical advice and critical comment for the student, it also contains inspiration for those to whom the happiness to be found through all the arts is important.No other American painter attracted such a large, intensely personal group of followers as Henri, whose death in 1929 brought to an end a life that has been completely devoted to art. He was an inspired artist and teacher who believed that everyone is vitally concerned in the happiness and wisdom to be found through the arts. Many of his paintings have been acquired by museums and private collectors. Among them are the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Wichita Art Museum, and Yale University Art Gallery.

Title : The Art Spirit
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ISBN : 0064301389
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 284 pages


Kirbi rated it ★★★★★

April 22, 2013

This photo says it better than I ever could.

Kim rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2017

Loved it! Here's what I wrote in my blog about it... There are so many bits of wisdom in Robert Henri's The Art Spirit that it's hard to know what to share. (I have "wow" and "cool" and "neat" written in red letters in the margins of just about every page...) But perhaps this is the most important...

Yoby rated it ★★★★★

January 12, 2009

I can't do justice to this book, so won't try. Only thing I will say is that my copy is held together by rubber-bands.

I. rated it ★★★★★

March 26, 2012

I did not tear through this book, but savored it. Slowly, over a few weeks. 10-20 pages at a time. I think any artist or creative person at any stage of their development can benefit from Henri, but I recommend this most for any aspiring, emerging or self-taught artist out there who could use a li...

Emily rated it ★★★★★

June 15, 2015

I did a lot of drawing as a child and a young adult—portraits of children mostly. As I aged, my passion for art and the lives of artists increased, yet I kept dropping out of studio art classes as quickly as I enrolled. This book helped me understand why: Though restless to get started, I had not...

Jeannine rated it ★★★★★

January 27, 2008

Here's a quote from The Art Spirit: I once met a man who told me that I always had an exaggerated idea of things. He said, "Look at me, I am never excited." I looked at him and he was not exciting. For once I did not over-appreciate." Book includes philosophy of art and appreciation, concrete how-...

Jose rated it ★★★★☆

January 02, 2012

The title of the book is quite accurate. "The Art Spirit" deals with the inner drive of the artist and the pitfalls of art making. Probably the most quotable art book I've ever read, almost every page has some bumper sticker wisdom to dispense, all of it quite remarkable. It can get quite recitat...

Janet rated it ★★★★★

February 25, 2009

Writers should never forget that fiction is an art form. Henri speaks to the artist inside us all.

Fack rated it ★★★★★

December 31, 2012

This book has changed me as an artist and as a human being. It really opened my mind to what art really is and how to be in that mysterious spiritual space that makes ART inevitable. It's not just for artists though! It talks a lot about spirituality and human beings in general and how every huma...

Ilina rated it ★★★★☆

July 13, 2014

Great book, an absolute must-read for anyone starting a new venture, going through a transition, or looking to build something bigger than themselves.

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