• The Art Spirit

  • By: Henri Robert
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (127 ratings)

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The Art Spirit

By: Henri Robert
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
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Publisher's summary

A classic work of advice, criticism, and inspiration for aspiring artists and lovers of art.

"Art when really understood is the province of every human being."

So begins The Art Spirit, the collected words, teachings, and wisdom of innovative artist and beloved teacher Robert Henri. Henri, who painted in the Realist style and was a founding member of the Ashcan School, was known for his belief in interactive nature of creativity and inspiration and the enduring power of art.

Since its first publication in 1923, The Art Spirit has been a source of inspiration for artists and creatives, from David Lynch to George Bellows. Filled with valuable technical advice, as well as wisdom about the place of art and the artist in American society, this classic work continues to be a must-listen for anyone interested in the power of creation and the beauty of art.

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Not bad!

Definitely worth a read of you feel lost. Good for looking to find where your own creative voice can come from.

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Read This Book!

Best book. A must read! it is about art and about life. You will love it.

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Forever a classic.

I will never tire of “The Art SPIRIT”. The narration is done perfectly and allows me to feel the words as I did when I first read this some years ago.

As an artist, I am a perpetual beginner and student but itʻs easy to get lost in monotny so reading this every so often is a refreshing reminder.

For the first time reader, open your mind, find a comfortable chair, get out that favorite sketchbook and sharpened pencils and enjoy. You may even want to jot down a few things because I promise, this timeless book will offer up countless and very useful ideas as well as guidance.

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Essential listening for creative people!

This book is nothing less than a spiritual treatise on Art, and will remain a cherished member of my creative library. Also, the narrator is amazingly perfect for this book. He has wisdom in his voice. I don't know what Robert Henri sounded like, but I kept forgetting that I wasn't actually listening to Henri himself!

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A Great Treasure

For an artist- this book does more than any contemporary “Guru” could hope to do.

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Absolute read for any artist

I can’t believe I didn’t read this book decades ago. It is essential reading for every artist. He gave sage advice about drawing, painting, color , being an artist, makes my art.

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Unequaled

“The Art Spirit” is a deep dive into what it means to be an artist; what it means to create, and the philosophical reasoning behind it all.

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