The Art Spirit
"The Art Spirit" by Robert Henri is a timeless and influential guide to aspiring artists, offering insights on the place of art and the artist in American society, as well as technical advice. As a leader of the Ashcan School of American realism, Henri encouraged his students and peers to create realistic art that reflected their everyday lives and experiences. This classic work is a must-read for art enthusiasts and is printed on premium acid-free paper.
First Published in 1929
About creativity through the lens of an art student. – source
2017-04-04T00:00:00.000ZI loved that book. I can't remember much of it now, but we used to carry it around and the art spirit sort of became the life and I had this idea that you drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes and you paint and that's it maybe girls come into it a little bit, but basically its the incredible happiness of working and living that life. – source
Notes, articles, fragments of letters and talks to students, bearing on the concept and technique of picture making, the study of art generally, and on appreciation. – source