IMMORTAL THOUGHTS: THE LATE WORKS OF GREAT PAINTERS

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:

Immortal Thoughts: Late Style in a Time of Plague” (Thames & Hudson Ltd, $21.95) is a book about the art of painting and the life of the artist.

It’s about aging, decaying, dying, and the stubborn tenacity of the creative urge.

Author Christopher Neve, a British artist and writer (“Unquiet Landscape: Places and Ideas in 20th-Century British Painting,” [Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2020]) was spurred by the COVID-19 lockdown, his own increasing age, and his sense that the earth itself might be dying.

To ride out the pandemic, he returned to his isolated childhood home in the British countryside. He gazed upon the flowers, trees, and birds he loves, knowing that one day this particular countryside will be no more, and knowing, too, that his appreciation was sharpened by this very ephemerality.

Could it be, he began to wonder, that many artists produce their ripest, most innovative, 

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3 Replies to “IMMORTAL THOUGHTS: THE LATE WORKS OF GREAT PAINTERS”

  1. Heather, the link leads to a different article. Can you check this?

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      whoops, sorry about that, Becca et al–should be fixed now.

  2. This is so helpful, especially the tips you provided. Thanks a lot!

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