Dawn Weimer - The Unique Virtue of Sculpture - by Sarah H. Crampton
Letters from Horse Lovers
The Phenomenon of Bronze - by Sarah H. Crampton
The Horse in Landscape
Featuring Artists: William St.George, Vel Miller, Diane Hausmann and Robert Kelsch - by Sarah H. Crampton
Rosa Bonheur - A Remarkable Woman - by Fred Glueckstein
While reading about the history of art, I repeatedly came upon references to landscape painters, particularly in the Romantic movement, being spurred on by poetry and literature as a source of subjects, emotions and attitudes. The Romantics in art and literature appealed more to emotion than intellect. This led to the article in this issue titled Horses in Landscape>.
I have often wondered how artists are continually inspired to create an endless number of new works. Many artists in this issue have been sculpting, painting, creating for more than 30 years. Perhaps they are inspired by the sheer complexity of life and awed, like the Romantics, by nature. The writer John Steinbeck, in the following passage from The Winter of Our Discontent, gives us a sense of this in his musing on a single day.
"A day, a livelong day is not one thing but many. It changes not only in growing light toward zenith and decline again, but in texture and mood, in tone and meaning, warped by a thousand factors of season, of heat or cold, of still or multi winds, torqued by odors, tastes, and the fabrics of ice or grass, of bud or leaf or black-drawn naked limbs. And as a day changes so do its subjects, bugs, and birds, cats, dogs, butterflies and people."
You will find the same enthusiasm for life when you read in this
issue about an artist from the 19th century, Rosa Bonheur, and
sculptors and painters from this century sharing their passions
through their artwork.