Appreciation: Painting, Poetry and Prose

Appreciation: Painting, Poetry and Prose

ISBN: 0803292368

ISBN 13: 9780803292369

Publication Date: January 01, 1996

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Pages: 223

Format: Paperback

Authors: Leo Stein, Brenda Wineapple

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Living well was the best revenge for Leo Stein, the art critic who took to heart Samuel Johnson’s dictum, “Clear your mind of cant.” Leo shared with his sister, Gertrude Stein, the Paris apartment that became a meeting place for the famous. Reflected in Appreciation: Painting, Poetry and Prose are their early years as American expatriates as well as their later estrangement. This book, originally published in 1947, the year Leo died, includes his reminiscences and estimates of Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, and Renoir, among others, as well as his considered views on the place of art and literature in everyday life. 

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