Writing, Art and the Fifth Column.

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Beyond their knowing that people can study writing at university and take a Fine Arts degree (and not a technical certificate, such as might be awarded to a graduate in craft design), writers can be encouraged in their Art by the example set by artists in other disciplines, who outlived the machinations of avant-garde fifth-columnists to subvert or silence their artistic communication.

Andrew_WyethIn 1982, I needed to fulfill a university term paper assignment for a course in Art Exploration. I wanted to write about Andrew Wyeth (1917 – 2009), a painter from Chadds Ford, PA, but on library shelves groaning with tomes of Michelangelo and Matisse I failed to find a single book devoted to Wyeth reproductions.

odoghertyOnly one “art book” surfaced that gave him equal time with about a half-dozen other American artists (American Masters: the Voice and the Myth, by Brian O’Doherty, Random House, 1973).

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