NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, . Baskin. First Edition. 4to, pp.219. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts and engravings. Old price ticket on e.p. Book is a little bowed, but a very good copy in dj. Item #52081
From the dj: "This powerful book is a series of portraits-in-homage by a contemporary artist to artists of the past with whom he feels kinship. Leonard Baskin, moving with facility from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, evokes the works and times of these fellows-in-art. Many are immediately familiar--Rembrandt, Breughel, Goya, Eakins, Saint-Gaudens; others less so--Fuseli, Gossaert, Soutine, Seghers; and some may be in the province of the specialist--Anne Allan, de Hooghe, Merian. Together, there are more than forty interpretive essays, each accompanied by one or more of Baskin's portrayals of his subjects. Baskin's writing--passionate, vigorous, penetrating--is as distinctive as his art. He communicates his perceptions in rewarding detail, allowing the reader to see with the artist's eye. This rare feat give us insight into many worlds, not least that of Leonard Baskin himself."