“Creativity is spirituality looking for a form. It is a quest of the human spirit to find somehow a way of flowing with the universal pulse that runs through all things……… The organization of a work of art should be such that it ties you to a sense of the eternal, ongoing rhythmic, pulsing process that is life itself. If it is simply an imitation of the actual, it is a lie. We don’t paint flowers. We paint flowering.”
Sam Feinstein, a 216-page, full-color monograph introducing the art, life, philosophy, and teachings of the artist Samuel L. Feinstein (1915-2003), includes a DVD of the film Hans Hofmann that premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“A magnificent re-introduction to a talented artist whose significant legacy will now become known through this fine book.” – Magda Salvesen, co-editor of Artists’ Estates: Reputations in Trust
“…clearly and elegantly written…”
– Irving Sandler, art historian
“I am totally in sympathy with the entire film… the great film about my scholarly and artistic activity.”
– Hans Hofmann