This edition: July 2008
Original tape date: July 24, 2008.
1/ Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists by Lin Arison and Neil Folberg
Art has many functions. After the death of her husband, arts patron and philanthropist Lin Arison, decided to take her granddaughter, Sarah, on a trip to France. There they would see the places where many of the great Impressionist Paintings were created. Their trip discovering the context of great art, helped the journey of mourning. It also led Lin Arison to create a book with photographer Neil Folberg to explore the world of the 19th century impressionists. The author and world traveler shares her experience with Canapé.
At the end of her trip, Lin Arison realized that one of the reasons she was tracking down the impressionists was that they were ostracized in their time. They reminded her of the struggles of young artists that she is helping to promote through her foundation back in the United States.
2/Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard by Richard Brody
Godard changed the movies as much as the American masters he grew up on, Wells, Hawkes, Hitchcock and the rest, so says Maverick Indie director West Anderson. A magnificent new book, Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard by Richard Brody offers supporting evidence of the best kind. As French Philosopher Henri Levy puts it, “it’s better than a biography, it’s a novel.” Canapé lets author Richard Brody tell his own version.