For the next week I'd like to look back at and repost some of my favorite posts here on Vision & Verse. I hope you will enjoy looking back with me at these special articles.
Here's another book you'll definitely want to get your hands on. PAINTINGS OF NEW YORK, 1800 - 1950, by Bruce Weber.
In the words of American Impressionist painter, Childe Hassan, "The portrait of a city is in a way like the portrait of a person - the difficulty is to catch not only the superficial resemblance, but the inner self. The spirit is what counts".
New York City has long been the center of the international art world and has attracted a multitude of artists because of it's energy and diversity. Paintings of New York is a stunning collection of paintings by noted artists like Pier Mondrian, Georgia O'Keefe, Jacob Lawrence, and Edward Hopper; close to 80 in all.
The book fully embodies Hassan's definition of a portrait of this magnificent metropolis. It is a beautifully crafted montage of art and history that is certain to delight art lovers.