Letters to a Young Painter
Letters to a Young Painter
Letters to a Young Painter
Letters to a Young Painter

Letters to a Young Painter

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Letters to a Young Painter

"As for you, my dear Balthus, you surely know full well the love that binds us. Yours with all my heart, Rilke."

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was a poet and novelist, best known for his highly lyrical poetry. He was born in Prague, but spent significant portions of his life in Paris, where he initially served as the sculptor Auguste Rodin's secretary before going on to produce much of his important early work. Throughout his life, Rilke was continuously inspired by works of visual art. His biography of Rodin and his Letters of Cezanne, published posthumously, provide insight to the way visual artists, and their art, figured into his creative approach, and establish him as one of the key twentieth-century poets to engage with visual culture.

  • Writings by Rainer Maria Rilke, with Introduction from Rachell Corbett, and essay from Marc de Launat
  • Translated by Damion Searls
  • Part of the Ekphrasis series from David Zwirner Books. 
  • Paperback published in 2021.
  • Pages: 646
  • Dimensions: 18cm x 11cm.