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Beyond Image Lanny May Freedman

Beyond Image

Lanny May Freedman

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253 pages
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Alice has always been an outsider. A Londoner born and bred, yet without a trace of English blood, she is the daughter of a Czech-born Jewish emigre and a French mother. Alice is steeped in music and art – her father is a professional musician, herMoreAlice has always been an outsider. A Londoner born and bred, yet without a trace of English blood, she is the daughter of a Czech-born Jewish emigre and a French mother. Alice is steeped in music and art – her father is a professional musician, her mother a dancer, she herself an artist – yet she ends up married to a stolid, prosaic lawyer, with whom she has little in common. Since her marriage, she has lived in a small country town amongst people whose pettiness appals her. She finds herself forced to retreat into her own private world that she can share with no-one until the day she meets Jack, a young jazz musician, ten years her junior. They instantly recognise one another as kindred spirits. Alice’s career takes off when her paintings attract the interest and support of a wealthy Swedish collector. She joins a fashionable set of London artists, but once again finds herself out on a limb. The art world appears to consist of nothing but pretentious poseurs and egotists, for whom image, celebrity and money are all that count. For Alice the making of art is a pathway to a rare place, a way to escape from the commonplace world of the here and now. Her emergence from domestic hibernation leads her finally to discover what lies beyond the image.