Alexander Eliot, distinguished critic and art historian, breaks through to the silent world of masterpieces and makes them live anew in the eye of the imagination. Eliot plumbs the truths expressed by the greatest works of painting, sculpture and architecture. Eliot’s style is crystalline, and his purpose plain: to bring art back to the center of our culture.
Fine Art painter and educator, Frank Mason, reveals the scandal behind art restoration and fights to preserve our cultural heritage. Art lovers will be delighted and challenged.
About the film
Cast & Crew
Frank Herbert Mason
W. Scott Mason
Stefania De Kenessey
Anyone who dares to delve into the condition of 20th century American life is most probably doing it to earn a doctorate. Not so author Alexander Eliot, 43, an out-of-place, out-of-sorts, self-styled recluse who, on the pine-clad slopes of Mount Pentelikon, near Athens, pondered the question, put down his answer in the dozen meditations of this new book.
Book Review of Earth Air Fire and Water in Time Magazine, December 4, 1962:
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Three Hundred Years of American Painting
(New York: Time, Inc., 1957)
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The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others (New American Library, 1990)
Introduced by Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade
The Timeless Myths: How Ancient Legends Influence the Modern World, New York: Truman Talley Books/Meridian, 1997
The Global Myths: Exploring Primitive, Pagan, Sacred, and Scientific
Mythologies (New York: Continuum, 1993)
Myths (New York : McGraw-Hill International, 1976) (published in 5 languages) Continue reading “Eliot’s Books”