1994 publication, Alex de Grassi Guitarist, art, Art Institute of Chicago, book, Constantin Brancusi, culture, education, Edward Hirsch selected and introduction, Lyonel Feininger, Mina Loy, music, Pablo Picasso, painting, Philip Guston, Philip Levine, Randy Lutge, Stanley Kunitz, Transforming Vision writers on Art Title, Video YouTube, Wallace Stevens, Windham Hill Music, writers, writing
The book Transforming Vision slipped by me quasi unnoticed. It was published in 1994, and the more I read through it in anyone order the more I liked it. Pondering the wisdom of this or that writer or a painting, enjoying the various philosophical points of view, is like the difference between a Tokay and a Bordeaux or a Riesling and a Pinot Grigio. No, you do not have to be an expert on art, writing nor on wine to enjoy all of it.
Seeing Picasso’s Guitarist in the book reminded me about the Alex de Grassi album Slow Circle and thanks to Randy Lutge who uploaded this video to Youtube, we can actually see a great guitarist performing his art.