Book Reviews: The Story of Art by E.M.Gombrich



I read this seminal text on the art world, it’s a classic in it’s genre. People who have gone on to become art gallery directors have been inspired by it’s depth of insight, breadth of knowledge, flair and everything else contained within it’s pages. Paintings are a great thing, there are art collectors around the world, antiques dealers, as there are galleries. In the world of paintings there are often masterpieces, there is often poetry in their paintings, which I have written about, rich in psychological insight into man’s nature, a sense of beauty, and much to show us modern folks. It’s partly why, given the quality, richness of meaning of the paintings and their celebrations – that they cost a royal fortune!

We all wander in galleries, the marble and stone of the statues to calm us into a deeper state of awareness, as we reflect on who we are and our inheritance, that we are all kings from some place in the universe!

Further Links:

Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting series, there is a series on the BBC, as well as a book of the same title.

(What we liked about the Sister Wendy thing was that she didn’t have a life (just kiddin’) yet deep in her contemplation of the light she came out the convent and knew everything about the paintings. Her rich inner life came to the fore in the paintings.)

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© Zubyre Parvez 2016 All Rights Reserved The EaghamsWRITER BIO: Zubyre Parvez (BA hons) studied English Literature at Hertfordshire University. He writes song lyrics, poetry, short stories, reviews, and articles for The Taoist Crucible.  His poetry won runners up in a competition judged by Simon Armitage and Margaret Atwood. His poetry has been published in Kobita. His articles have appeared in The Epoch Times as a journalist for the newspaper. He has worked for New Tang Dynasty Television as a journalist. You can catch up with his tweets @TheEaghams


Author: The Eaghams

Singer Songwriter. Poet. Writer.

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