...these are handy and quick to read and are full of positive tips on how to make and promote your work. They are good if you find yourself floundering and need a boost or a sense of direction. Other family members of mine also enjoyed reading these over Christmas.
Also I enjoyed a short story by Honore de Balzac called The Unknown Masterpiece, recommended by a friend. I told this friend that I would get Robin to procure me this for Christmas but it turned out we had a copy anyway. It's an odd story but very enjoyable and insightful into the psyche of artists. Especially regarding the ego and competitiveness.
There are many superb geometric abstract pieces represented such as this one...
|Neoplastic Composition 1930|
...but unusually for me I was struck by these brilliant figurative pieces...
|Young Man's Head 1922|
|Cubist Self Portrait 1923|
...and here's the book Robin got me for my recent Birthday, Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris. It's a whopper and a bit of a struggle to read in bed (I need to have it suspended from the ceiling it's so heavy, in fact it weighs 3 Kilos) which is where I do most of my reading, hence the dark circles under my eyes...
...here are a few images I've selected that stood out for me.
|Head with Sign, Hand, Wheel, and Auto Horn 1922|
|Industrial Farmers 1920|
|Kurt with his Merz sculpture (The holy Affliction) c. 1920|
|The Animal Tamer 1923|
Happy New Year to all you art lovers out there!