The Accidental Masterpiece
On the Art of Life and Vice Versa
The chief art critic for The New York Times on the creative impulse that emerges in all of us when we realize that the art of making art starts with the art of living
In his widely acclaimed national bestseller The Accidental Masterpiece, Michael Kimmelman climbs mountains, treks into the desert, and even nearly drowns as he pursues art’s truths. He explains that great artists like Bonnard and Chardin—but also obscure obsessives, paint-by-number enthusiasts, amateur shutterbugs, and collectors of strange odds and ends— can show us how creating, collecting, and even just appreciating art can make living a daily masterpiece.
The Art of Making a World
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