Wintersons own passionate vision of art is presented here, provocatively and personally, in pieces on Modernism, autobiography, style, painting, the future of fiction, in two essays on Virginia Woolf, and more intimately in pieces where she describes her relationship to her work and the books that she loves. In the title essay" Art Objects, " Winterson asks, " When was the last time you looked at anything solely and concentratedly, and for its own sake?
Ordinary life passes in a near blur. " By turns, these essays argue, reason, implore, invite, beg, demand and cajole the public into slowing down, looking, learning to look, being willing to be A selfimportant grab bag of essays on art, sex, and writing by one of England's preeminent literary talents.
Despite her professed admiration for Modernist giants such as Virginia Woolf, Winterson's (Art and Lies, p. 105, etc. ) vision is essentially a Romantic one, tricked up with a few stylistic gimmicks to give it a highgloss experimental veneer. Art is a continuum, passed down from hand to hand, lost, rediscovered, found in objects as proof of a living spirit that defies the orthodoxy of materialism. Yes, art becomes a collector's item Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery (Vintage International) Kindle edition by Jeanette Winterson.
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About Art Objects. In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as Wrong, wrong, a thousand times wrong, says the lonely voice of one Jeanette Winterson, author of a beautifully piercing set of essays collectively entitled Art Objects' (the second word is read as a verb).
Art Objects: Essays On Ecstasy And Effrontery by Jeanette Winterson In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. We are not sure what art might object to, but Winterson makes clear the many things she objects to. These ten essays deal with art and its appreciation, and if nothing else Winterson certainly displays a great deal of passion for the proper (or, really, any) appreciation of art.