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No Rain, No Rainbow - Perspectives No. 430

No Rain, No Rainbow

Perspectives No. 430

The Rainbow, 1907, Joaquin Sorolla
The Rainbow               1907               Joaquin Sorolla

 
   We are beginning to see a glimmer of the rainbow after a long, stormy year of pandemic. Having been quarantined for so long has been a real yin/yang experience for most of us. While we could no longer go to art museums or galleries to get inspired, one way we were able to compensate was by turning to our art book libraries to fill the gap. Books we have had around for years were reexamined with treasures found therein—treasures we skimmed over in our previous pre-pandemic lives. What a pleasure it is to sit and spend quiet hours with a favorite great artist’s work and really absorb the author’s thoughtful assessments of the artist’s oeuvre and intentions. We have six volumes on Joaquin Sorrolla alone! This past year we delved into them in greater detail than we ever had time for before. We learned some things we hadn’t known about his life and work, enriching our own experiences.

   Most artists we know have similar libraries. A while back, we asked 13 of them what their favorites were—those that they particularly valued from their collections. We put the results into an article on The Artist’s Road, and thought you might like to revisit it now. Here’s the link:  Where to Turn:  15 Artists Share Their Favorite Sources of Inspiration.

 

 




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