The Blue Rabbit and Other Dog Affairs
“Michael L. Jacques is one of those singular people whose very persona packs immense delight into the most common of experiences. And his art delivers the same experience along with a helping of vibrant color that in itself makes one smile. Michael has taken the time to include small gems for those studying art with revealing thoughts on philosophy and aesthetics, illustrations of how he constructed a painting from concept to completion, and examples of initial studies alongside completed works. And he embues his prose with the candor and humor for which he is known and loved! This book—like Michael’s persona itself—is straight from the heart!”
THE ESSENTIAL ARTIST Goes Online!
THE ESSENTIAL ARTIST is an online journal that takes reading and learning into an entirely different and very dynamic realm with enriching Virtual Editions (full-length books) and Features that focus on fascinating topics and icons, past and present, of both the visual and performing arts.
Our Virtual Editions and Features don’t just contain narrative; they also offer a wealth of related, interactive material such as high-quality video, audio files, resources for learning, commentary and debate, face-to-face interviews, and much more. This dynamic content renders our features empowering, enriching, entertaining, and educational.
Van Gogh’s Untold Journey
“Dr. Havlicek offers an intimate perspective on the life of Van Gogh through an examination of Vincent’s personal letters to his family. I enjoyed learning about Vincent’s faith, his struggles in relationships with others and with God, and how he translated life’s issues into his artwork. The book itself is gorgeous, full of large color plates that accompany the text. Holding this book in your hands feels like holding something of top quality. Open the book to any passage, and the sense of quality is reinforced through the content. Dr. Havlicek writes with passion, intelligence, and clarity, creating a book with provocative insights, interesting connections, and lessons about the preciousness of life. It will inspire you!”