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The Color of Light: Poems on Van Gogh's Late Paintings

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The great Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh comes to life in a new light on the pages of this splendid volume. Through eloquent poetic meditations on Van Gogh's late paintings, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre shows how these artworks testify to divine presence, and she invites readers to find their way through form, color, and light into a new awareness of the Spirit. Some of McEnty ...more
Hardcover, 57 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published August 15th 2007)
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Great collection of paintings from my favorite Van Gogh phase, but the poetry......meh.
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Shelves: poetry
The Element of Ekphrasis

The late light of love
in these painterly poems
sets its spiritual sights
on earth and energy.
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Marilyn Chandler McEntyre is a fellow of the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, and she teaches at UC Berkeley. Her other books include Drawn to the Light: Poems on Rembrandt's Religious Paintings, In Quiet Light: Poems on Vermeer's Women, and Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out.
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