A long poem memorializing the art and lives of sculptors
Frances Loring and Florence Wyle.
Arleen Paré, in her first book-length poem after her Governor General Literary Award-winning Lake of Two Mountains, turns her cool, benevolent eye to the shared lives of Florence Wyle and Frances Loring, two of Canada's greatest artists, whose sculptures she comes face to face with at the National Gallery of Canada. In the guise of a curator, Paré takes us on a moving, carefully structured tour through the rooms where their work is displayed, the Gallery's walls falling away to travel in time to Chicago (where they met at art school and fell in love in the 1910s), New York, and Toronto (where they lived and worked for the next six decades). Along the way, Paré looks at fashions in art, the politics of gender, and the love that longtime proximity calls forth in us. The Girls with Stone Faces is one of the finest collections of poetry about the lives of artists-and most importantly their work-to appear in Canada in many years.
Although Wyle and Loring were well known during their lifetimes, they have dropped out of common memory. Paré's collection is art loving art, woman loving women, words loving shape, poetry loving stone, the curve of jaw, the trajectory of days.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Little Women Series: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women, Good Wives and the sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. The first part of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (1868), is a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives (1869), followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. Little Men (1871) detailed Jo's life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer at the conclusion of Part Two of Little Women. And Jo's Boys (1886) completed the "March Family Saga". Alcott made women's rights integral to her stories, and her fiction became her "most important feminist contribution" - even considering all the efforts Alcott made to help facilitate women's rights during her lifetime.
Si la sensualité avait un nom, elle s'appellerait sans doute Utamaro. Soulignant avec délicatesse le jardin des plaisirs que fut un temps Édo, Utamaro, par la richesse des étoffes, les longs cous de cygnes féminins, les regards énigmatiques, évoque en quelques traits la volupté de tout l'Orient. Et si certaines scènes trahissent pudiquement les jeux amoureux, nombre de ses shungas sont univoques rappelant, dès lors, que l'amour au Japon est avant tout érotique. Puis, s'éloignant un temps de ces joies citadines, il explora avec autant de simplicité la sobriété de la nature : neige crépusculaire, lune évanescente... La finesse de sa touche révèle en quelques traits tout le raffinement de l'apprentissage de l'école Kano. Edmond de Goncourt en sublimant l'art de ce maître japonais nous ouvre les portes d'un art dont les codes et les nuances échappent à notre regard. Cet ouvrage initiatique, par ses magnifiques estampes, nous invite dans ce magnifique jardin d'Aphrodite à découvrir, ou à redécouvrir, l'art japonais.