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Carl Schmitt: The Vision of Beauty

Samuel A. Schmitt, Ed.

Price: $39.99
Availability: 387 Copies in Stock
ISBN: 9781594171819

Item ID: 71819

Publisher: Scepter

Size: 11.25 X 9

Number of Pages: 112

Product Type: Hardback   Quantity:

Synopsis

Carl Schmitt expressed the beauty of truth in painting in the way that the deepest spiritual writers expressed in words the truths about God and creation. In 43 paintings selected to show the broad range of his work, this book presents not only art, but his ideas about art and life. Scepter is proud to join with the Carl Schmitt Foundation to present a selection of his work for the first time, from private and public collections. It arrives just ahead of the 125th anniversary of the author’s birth in Warren, Ohio.

Carl Schmitt (1889–1989) produced hundreds of paintings from landscape and still life to portraits of his wife and nine children as well as poets, artists, and Marian and religious themes. His over 500 works painted in the U.S. and Europe are scattered through museums from the National Gallery in Washington DC to private collections worldwide. His painted with extreme precision to present art as an expression of the beauty that lies within all creation. He was a man of deep faith, a lifelong Catholic, who saw God in everything he studied and drew.


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Reviewed by Paul Coppola on 04/30/2013

This was a very enjoyable picture book of a great 20th Century American painter, Carl Schmitt. This book will make him better known. There are some autobiographical details at the beginning of the book. Interspersed throughout the book are thoughts and ideas of Carl Schmitt about Art, Life, and God. These lead one to ponder his ideas. The vast majority of the book consists of beautiful paintings by Schmitt. The paintings are very serene and very enjoyable to look at. My favorite was the one of Austin playing the cello. The book closes with 3 essays of Schmitt. When one finishes looking at the paintings in this book one feels happy and peaceful. That is the effect of looking at Schmitt’s paintings. This book is a must have coffee table book for your home. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Paul Coppola on 04/30/2013

This was a very enjoyable picture book of a great 20th Century American painter, Carl Schmitt. This book will make him better known. There are some autobiographical details at the beginning of the book. Interspersed throughout the book are thoughts and ideas of Carl Schmitt about Art, Life, and God. These lead one to ponder his ideas. The vast majority of the book consists of beautiful paintings by Schmitt. The paintings are very serene and very enjoyable to look at. My favorite was the one of Austin playing the cello. The book closes with 3 essays of Schmitt. When one finishes looking at the paintings in this book one feels happy and peaceful. That is the effect of looking at Schmitt’s paintings. This book is a must have coffee table book for your home. I highly recommend it.