I myself have found that I have no apparent artistic ability, but through this much read and much appreciated little book, I have been made into an artist in my own inner and outer life and expression. I like this, but he teaches impressionist painting like it's the once and future king of art. Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019. This edition should NOT even be being sold. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Robert Henri was a wonderful artist whose impact on American art is most felt by the work of his many illustrious students, including Edward Hopper, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Stuart Davis, as well as many female students who should be … Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2020. It resonated within me. Robert Henri’s insights into the creative process from both a technical and a philosophical stand point are invaluable for anyone struggling to come to grips with the unrelenting creative urge. Fragments from the Art Spirit, written by Robert Henri. This timeless classic does both! Find out what is really important to you. Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2017. Since its first publication in 1923, The Art Spirit, has been a source of inspiration for artists and creatives from David Lynch to George Bellows. Robert Henri was born in Cincinnati in 1865 and died in 1929. It resonated within me. I will update this review when I finish the book, which I eagerly look forward to doing. Later, "When a student comes before his model his first question should be: 'What is my highest pleasure in this?' Find out what is really important to you. ... but I fell in love with what Robert Henri had to say. Lippincott, 1960 - Art - 284 pages. This page works best with JavaScript. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2020. Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2017. this is the best book I've ever read about painting, Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2016. Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2019. it is a reading book so don't expect to see a collection of paintings or photos of demos of paintings. Buy this book to learn about making art and learn something about living a larger life along the way. It also contains insightful and valuable technical advice for every art student. The Art Spirit. For example, on page 47, he says, "We live our lives in tune with nature when we are happy, and all our misery is the result of our effort to dictate against nature." This book is a collection of those notes, to read cover to cover, or to open and read a page for insight into one's art or one's life. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The Art Spirit › Customer reviews; Customer reviews. Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019. I have had a number of copies of this book throughout the years. This book is not one that I sit down and read but one that I read a few lines or paragraphs a day. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. It is a reminder that art is timeless. This timeless classic does both! This page works best with JavaScript. Every artist, philosopher and Lover of life should have the pleasure of this , the heart of Robert Henri. Welcome to Our Studio . Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2020. 4.5 out of 5 stars. 253 customer ratings. Robert Henri's 1923 book, The Art Spirit is food for the soul, Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2014, Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. March 9, 2014. Considered one of the most fundamental and important books for traditional artists. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. So, if you're in, you're in, and if you're out, you're out, so to speak. Since its first publication in 1923, The Art Spirit, has been a source of inspiration for artists and creatives from David Lynch to George Bellows. Experience the joy and beauty of watercolor painting. It is simply a question of doing things, anything well. This book is a collection of those notes, to read cover to cover, or to open and read a page for insight into one's art or one's life. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Robert Henri (/ ˈhɛnraɪ /; June 24, 1865 – July 12, 1929) was an American painter and teacher. “The Art Spirit” is a collection of Henri’s teachings, words of wisdom, and views on the place of the art and artist in American society and culture. Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2020. I myself have found that I have no apparent artistic ability, but through this much read and much appreciated little book, I have been made into an artist in my own inner and outer life and expression. Not everything, nuh uh, and those parts where 10 times harder to read. "The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.†This is one of the sayings of Rob ART when really understood is the province of every human being. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Henri would not relate directly to his students while they were working; instead he would return to the classroom when it was empty, observe the various works of his students, and leave them notes to encourage and give direction to their work. The Art Spirit, compiled by one of his former students, offers an unparalleled record of Henri's thoughts and theories. Information can be repetitive at a couple of chapters and the expressive style of the book is somewhat old and a sometimes a bit poetic. Mostly these notes were poetic, metaphorical, oblique to the actual work. Henri had his blind spots as he failed to see Matisse and Cezanne as the talents they were, but he almost single-handedly pushed American painting and the teaching of art away from neo-classicism into a distinctly American form of Impressionism, and this opened the way for further movement. 4.5 out of 5. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Art Spirit at Amazon.com. In this reflective moment I find the writings of Robert Henri in The Art Spirit a comforting reminder that artists have asked these questions for a long time. The Art Spirit › Customer reviews; Customer reviews. Thought provoking big-picture ideas combined with unique and practical advice. I've read dozens of self-help books throughout the years that taught me far less and didn't teach me a thing about making art. Filled with valuable technical advice as well as wisdom about the place of art … On page 124, "Find out what you really like if you can. Every Artist should have a copy of this book. Embodying the entire system of Robert Henris teaching, The Art Spirit contains much valuable advice, critical comment, and inspiration to every student of the arts. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £20. 368 global ratings. Robert Henri's 1923 book, The Art Spirit is food for the soul, Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2014, Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018. Information can be repetitive at a couple of chapters and the expressive style of the book is somewhat old and a sometimes a bit poetic. This book is not one that I sit down and read but one that I read a few lines or paragraphs a day. 5.0 out of 5 stars The Art Spirit is an Essay on Life that also Teaches Art Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2016 Buy this book to learn about making art and learn something about living a larger life along the way. The individual says 'My crowd doesn't run … and then, 'Why?'" I will update this review when I finish the book, which I eagerly look forward to doing. He led the Ashcan School movement in art, and attracted a large, intensely personal group of followers. So begins The Art Spirit, the collected words, teachings, and wisdom of innovative artist and beloved teacher Robert Henri. See All Buying Options. Listen to "The Art Spirit" by Robert Henri available from Rakuten Kobo. Henri would not relate directly to his students while they were working; instead he would return to the classroom when it was empty, observe the various works of his students, and leave them notes to encourage and give direction to their work. I've read dozens of self-help books throughout the years that taught me far less and didn't teach me a thing about making art. “Many things that come into the world are not looked into. Buy this book to learn about making art and learn something about living a larger life along the way. I live a little deeper and with a greater clarity. It was recommeded to me by a teacher 30 years ago. It was recommeded to me by a teacher 30 years ago. About the Author. So begins The Art Spirit, the collected words, teachings, and wisdom of innovative artist and beloved teacher Robert Henri. 5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Henri's 1923 book, The Art Spirit is food for the soul. Then sing your song." You can still see all customer reviews for the product. It doesnt wear out. The Art Spirit records Henri's anecdotes, philosophy and practical art knowledge. Start a free 30-day trial today and get your first audiobook free. Robert Henri’s insights into the creative process from both a technical and a philosophical stand point are invaluable for anyone struggling to come to grips with the unrelenting creative urge. A well-respected American artist, Robert Henri was also a gifted and influential teacher who attracted a large and devoted group of disciples. How are ratings calculated? Henri, who painted in the Realist style and was a founding member of the Ashcan School, was known for his belief in interactive nature of creativity and inspiration, and the enduring power of art. It doesnt wear out. Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2008. I’ve given it as a gift and recommended it to my fellow travelers on the road to artistic growth. Only a few chapters in, and I can already say that if you're a serious painter, this is the best book I've ever read about painting. Narrated by Arthur Morey. ...from the mists of 95 years past, the voice of a master encouraging if not demanding your participation in the spirit of art. Almost everybody knows that Henri was a teacher, and a great one, but I certainly did not know that his advice was timeless and has application to life itself. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. A collection of philosophical essays on the artistic process, the book remained influential throughout the 20th century and inspired talents from George Bellows to David Lynch . Henri, this great artistic soul, spoke through the work of his students, to the essential artist in them, deepening their connection to this in themselves and opening the doors for this essential artist to a truer expression. It … I then have something to meditate on or chew on for the rest of the day. 5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Henri's 1923 book, The Art Spirit is food for the soul Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2014 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. ...from the mists of 95 years past, the voice of a master encouraging if not demanding your participation in the spirit of art. Every Artist should have a copy of this book. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Thought provoking big-picture ideas combined with unique and practical advice. Only a few chapters in, and I can already say that if you're a serious painter, this is the best book I've ever read about painting. Published in 1923. Learning to paint in watercolor is an exciting journey. While it is good, motivational, and inspiring, it is hard to read.Rather, not something one sits and reads from cover to cover, but picks up and flips it open to discover always an important passage or … Write a review. If you don't work in an impressionistic style, or if you're not a painter, and you can get past his approach and see what he has to say about being an artist in general, then he has some things to say that are of interest. American realist painter and educator Robert Henri (June 24, 1865–July 12, 1929) is best-remembered for his philosophical reflections on the nature and purpose of art, collected by his former pupil Margery Ryerson in the 1923 volume The Art Spirit (public library), which went on to inspire and influence creators for generations to come. I'll let Henri speak for himself." I have had a number of copies of this book throughout the years. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. As a young man, he studied in Paris, where he identified strongly with the Impressionists, and determined to lead an even more dramatic revolt against American academic art, as reflected by the conservative National Academy of Design. A review from a individual @ Goodreads which says of the "wisdom" found in "Art Spirit "..; There are so many bits of wisdom in Robert Henri's The Art Spirit that it's hard to know what to share. I live a little deeper and with a greater clarity. -Robert Henri, in The Art Spirit. Henri, who painted in the Realist style and was a founding member of the Ashcan School, was known for his belief in interactive nature of creativity and inspiration, and the enduring power of art. My heart is opened with each reading. Caveat: I have been painting for only three years, and I don't think I would have been able to process this before I reached my current level of skill. Later, "When a student comes before his model his first question should be: 'What is my highest pleasure in this?' A classic work of advice, criticism, and inspiration for aspiring artists and lovers of art"Art when really understood is the province of every human being." Not everything, nuh uh, and those parts where 10 times harder to read. 5 Reviews. This is a really important book in the history of American art history, and one that can be read with profit and relish by artists, art historians, or people just like me art fans. I’ve given it as a gift and recommended it to my fellow travelers on the road to artistic growth. Henri, who painted in the Realist style and was a founding member of the Ashcan School, was known for his belief in interactive nature of creativity and inspiration, and the enduring power of art. Mostly these notes were poetic, metaphorical, oblique to the actual work. 4.5 out of 5 stars. On page 124, "Find out what you really like if you can. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. His paintings are shown at major museums across the United States. 5 star 73% ... but I fell in love with what Robert Henri had to say. Buy The Art Spirit by Henri, Robert (ISBN: 8601410545208) from Amazon's Book Store. "In this book are the essential beliefs and theories of a great teacher and American artist, Robert Henri. Every artist, philosopher and Lover of life should have the pleasure of this , the heart of Robert Henri. If you’ve ever wanted to investigate painting in watercolor, let us help you begin that journey. My heart is opened with each reading. and then, 'Why?'" : Robert Henri. Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2019. it is a reading book so don't expect to see a collection of paintings or photos of demos of paintings. The Art Spirit. It’s … The Art Spirit is indeed a record of the human spirit triumphant. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Then sing your song." Caveat: I have been painting for only three years, and I don't think I would have been able to process this before I reached my current level of skill. So begins The Art Spirit, the collected words, teachings, and wisdom of innovative artist and beloved teacher Robert Henri. So begins The Art Spirit, the collected words, teachings, and wisdom of innovative artist and beloved teacher Robert Henri. Filled with valuable technical advice as well as wisdom about the … Add to Wish List. this is the best book I've ever read about painting, Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2016. Almost everybody knows that Henri was a teacher, and a great one, but I certainly did not know that his advice was timeless and has application to life itself. Buy The Art Spirit by Robert Henri from Waterstones today! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. by Robert Henri. For example, on page 47, he says, "We live our lives in tune with nature when we are happy, and all our misery is the result of our effort to dictate against nature." If you don't work in an impressionistic style, or if you're not a painter, and you can get past his approach and see what he has to say about being an artist in general, then he has some things to say that are of interest. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. A classic work of advice, criticism, and inspiration for aspiring artists and lovers of art "Art when really understood is the province of every human being." Top positive review. I then have something to meditate on or chew on for the rest of the day. Henri, who painted in the Realist style and was a founding member of the Ashcan School, was known for his belief in interactive nature of creativity and inspiration, and the enduring power of art. 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