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What I'm Reading // October


I've had a lot of anxiety the past two weeks and along with that I have been lacking inspiration to create hand cut collages while I go through 500+ Scientific American magazines. I've never been to art school, so I find reading about artists is a great way for me to learn about art history. 

The book store near my house has a very limited range of books about art and artists, so I picked these three up and have been really enjoying read them. The three I picked out are about some fantastic artists that I have been curious about since travelling to New York -- Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo and Claude Monet. I have added in a link to where you can buy them on Amazon, only if you would like to add them to your collection. 

 

 

Georgia O'Keeffe At Home by Alicia Guzman

This book is more of a coffee table book then a novel, but it is filled with great photos of her works and information on her life. This is definitely smaller then what I would normally like to read but it would also be fantastic as a gift! 

 

 

Frida Kahlo At Home by Suzanne Barbezat

Same goes for this book as the Georgia O'Keeffe book -- coffee table book but still very informative and would make a great gift for any Frida lover.

 

 

Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King

I haven't yet finished this book because it is definitely a novel -- it's huge! I am really enjoying reading Ross King's book about Monet. I never knew he had such a sad life. If you have seen the iconic Water Lilies by Monet, definitely give this book a go. 


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