Tag: books about artists

BLOOD WATER PAINT: Artemisia Gentileschi for YAs

BLOOD WATER PAINT: Artemisia Gentileschi for YAs

Cindy: I’ve been fascinated by the Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi ever since I read Susan Vreeland’s novel, The Passion of Artemisia (2002), while serving on the Best Books for Young Adults YALSA committee when it still included adult books in its charge. When I learned about the new debut YA novel Blood Water Paint (2018) […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult

Book Trailer Thursday: Painting Pepette

What do you get when you blend buoyant pen-and-ink illustrations, Parisian accordion music, iconic twentieth-century artists, and an adorable rabbit? A ridiculously charming book trailer, of course! Watch as Josette Bobette—of 9 Rue Laffette—and bunny, Pepette, brave the bustling Montmartre of 1920s Paris to secure a most perfect portrait. A tale of one little girl […]

Posted in: Book Trailers
Art and Loneliness: Olivia Laing’s Lonely City

Art and Loneliness: Olivia Laing’s Lonely City

What does visual art tell us about what it means to be lonely? A critic blends memoir and biography to find the answers. Writer and critic Laing searches for answers to the puzzles of her life in the experiences and creative endeavors of others. In The Trip to Echo Spring (2014), she explores the impact alcoholism has […]

Posted in: Books and Authors
Books and Docents

Books and Docents

Ted’s post not too long ago about taking his book group to the museum reminded me that I’m about to embark on another book group adventure. I am fortunate enough to live in a big enough city where everyone working in or with the arts and humanities knows everyone else. The world class Nelson-Atkins Museum […]

Posted in: Book Groups