by : Walter Idlewild (Author), Dr Andrew Watts (Introduction)
Paperback : 334 pages
Publisher : Fårö; 1 edition (November 10, 2017)
ISBN-10 : 0998622605
ISBN-13 : 978-0998622606
Présentation de l’éditeur
In the delirious and vitalizing novel Catherine Lescault, alternative incarnations of Honoré de Balzac’s classic characters from The Unknown Masterpiece enact romances of lunacy and obsession to dramatize their search for the reality of artistic creation. The novelists Frenhofer and Porbus, the painter and muse Gillette, the troubadour Nicolas, and the sculptor Houdon all strive to discover the secret of imbuing art with life, despite the voices of academic critics and students, peers and rivals, relatives and loved ones, and their own withering internal frailties. Some disciples may achieve the dream of allowing the ideal courtesan subject, Catherine Lescault herself, to breathe and live and love, while other artists’ fixations lead into monomaniacal madness with unspeakably tragic consequences.
Which interpretation will ultimately triumph: sculpture, paint, music, dance, acts on the stage, or words on the page?
About the Author
Walter Idlewild lives in New York City. His studies on the creative process began with Form, Restriction and Power, a thesis submitted toward an MA in the Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and later expanded into The Aesthetikon, a critical study of the components invigorating a variety of artistic media. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and holds a DA in the Humanities from Harrison Middleton Univer