By John Berger
This ebook is first a discussion among a daughter and a father approximately lifestyles, actual sensation, mortality. either appear to hearken to the opposite with nice awareness. Secondly it's the notable automobile for a sequence of insights into the standard existence and the paintings of the nice Venetian grasp, following an uncanny incident on the huge exhibition of his paintings staged in Venice in 1990. whereas attending the exhibition Katya meets an outdated guy, who she turns into confident can in basic terms be the ghost of the good painter. Her ‘spiritual' customer engages her in dialog concerning the minute particularities of portray a few of the images there. She stocks this adventure along with her father in a letter. He accepts the come upon at face price and discusses the historic heritage to the outdated man's feedback, looking solutions to a sequence of evidential questions about his daughter's come upon. From then on, the 3 of them, the outdated painter, the daughter, and the daddy speak about animals, Greece, fur, sexuality, the strangeness of drawing.
From Patrick T. Reardon's review:
This quantity lovingly lays out for the reader sixty six work and, extra usually, information of work through Titian, the majority of them in colour. certainly, no textual content intrudes at the establishing dozen pages of the booklet. these are domestic to 8 narrowly centred info from significant works, opulent of their specificity.
And through the publication, the Titian’s photographs proportion equivalent area with the musings of the Bergers. (They additionally percentage house with 12 work performed via John Berger in an try to comprehend and interpret the master’s work.)
So, because the father and daughter communicate via their correspondence, the correspondence itself is in a discussion with Titian’s art.
.... unusually, even if perhaps now not so, it truly is Katya who has the main fascinating insights. maybe this used to be her father’s objective — to stir her pondering with their correspondence after which, with this booklet, to place her principles on huge reveal. Proud father.
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His My little town had library a show in 1968, and I would sneak row of bookshelves and pore over all the pictures. There were sets of his movies, mainly of people in various states of undress beds, in bathtubs, and on couches. There were pictures of the Velvet Underground and Nico, all icy cool. Mostimportantly (as play. were reproduced I Everyone was either playing or waiting to would only understand much later), a 11 and white, even Warhol's paintings, which in black the pictures is fairly unusualfora museum catalogue.