David / Michelangelo Buonarroti -- Mona Lisa / Leonardo da Vinci -- The third of May 1808 / Francisco de Goya -- Olympia / Edouard Manet -- Sunflowers / Vincent van Gogh -- The scream / Edward Munch -- Les demoiselles d'Avignon / Pablo Picasso -- Autumn rhythm / Jackson Pollock.
Monica Bohm-Duchen has taken eight famous paintings and told me the story of both the artist and the painting with the understanding that there really is no separation between the artist and his or her paintings. How I hope that she writes a sequel, another sequel, another sequel! Of course, the next time I hope she includes women artists. Especially, this book speaks to artists and art lovers. We artists know that each painting is a spirit that is very much alive. … more