The Color of Light
  • Author : Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
  • Release Date : 28 August 2007
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN 13 : 9780802827289

Download or read book entitled The Color of Light written by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing online. This book was released on 28 August 2007 with total pages 57. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 McEntyre's poems remind us of the sorrows in the life of this solitary artist and of his infinite longing. Some convey Van Gogh's epiphanies of joy and energy, expressing themselves in color. McEntyre sees the paintings as inviting us to see things in a different light, and her poetry is an act of consent to that invitation, providing an intimate encounter with these great works. Evocatively pairing art and poetry on two-page spreads, The Color of Light is McEntyre's third in a trilogy of poetry books on Dutch master painters, each of which invites us to reflect not only on the artist's life and faith but also on our own.