Oxford University Press, USA, 1964 - 516 pages
Over the course of the past 40 years, painter John Wesley has created a remarkably singular body of work whose subject is no less than the American psyche. While many artists of his generation have used popular images to explore the cultural landscape, Wesley has employed comic strip style and compositional rigor to make deeply personal, often hermetic paintings that strike at the core of our most primal fears, joys and desires. In this first volume ever to collect the entire iconic Bumstead series, which spans from 1974 until the present, we are introduced to several paintings that have never been reproduced before. These are dark and erotic works, sly and witty without ever giving too much away. Linda Norden described them thus in Parkett 62: "The Bumstead paintings--whether detailing scenes of domestic misunderstanding, zooming in on off-camera moments of bafflement or simply scanning empty halls and walls for private memories--are excruciatingly specific representations of the gulfs between feeling and comprehension... smart, funny, startling, irreverently empathetic and often heartbreaking, they are a welcome antidote to more laborious discourse." With an insightful new essay by Robert Hobbs.
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It is typical of John Wesley that, from September 1743 to March 1748 — a time
when his affairs were in especial turmoil — he took the time to engage in an
extended and serious theological debate with an eminent but anonymous
maxed by a formal grand jury indictment of Wesley on twelve separate counts.
The trial was dragged out, and after six months of harassment, Wesley fled the
tragic farce in disgust and high dudgeon.24 Despite this sad reversal of his
In the later Wesley there is a remarkable balance between expression and
restraint — and this marks a genuine transformation from what had earlier been
his hunger for and fear of vivid emotion. There is impressive testimony to the fact
THROUGHOUT a compulsively busy life, Wesley kept a cool, clear eye on the
passing scene and on himself as an actor in it. His Journal is a wide-ungled
mirror of his own life and of the eighteenth-century Britain in which he lived. It was
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Albert C. Outler seems to be one of the most knowledgeable writers on the life and influence of John Wesley. I recently visited Candler Theological Seminary and found that they use his works in their classes that cover Wesley. I found this work useful in researching the life and teaching of John Wesley. Wesley had a great heart for God and made a great impact in the world. It is important for us to know about Wesley and consider what we can glean from his life.
Outler seems to be one of the most knowledgeable writers on the life and influence of John Wesley. I recently visited Candler Theological Seminary and found that they use his works in their classes that cover Wesley. I found this work useful in researching the life and teaching of John Wesley. Wesley had a great heart for God and made a great impact in the world. It is important for us to know about Wesley and consider what we can glean from his life.