Artists have learned to pay attention. Many of the rest of us may spend much of our time on autopilot, rushing from place to place, and may therefore be more blind to life-affirming phenomena in our world. But it doesn't have to be that way. In his typically engaging style, world-renowned art expert Will Gompertz takes us with the book, See what you are missing, into the minds of artists - from new stars to old masters - to show us how to look at and experience the world with their special perception .
In See what you are missing, for example, we learn how Rembrandt can help us see ourselves, how David Hockney helps us see nature, and how Frida Kahlo can help us see through pain. Each artist has their own unique way of seeing which, when applied to our own lives, stimulates our senses so that we may know the intoxicating feeling of being truly alive.
Will Gompertz is a leading expert on, and champion of, the arts. After seven years as Director of the Tate Galleries followed by 11 years as the BBC's Arts Editor, he is now Artistic Director of the Barbican.
Dimensions: H: 22.3 x W: 14.5 cm
Author: Will Gompertz
Publisher: Penguin Publishing