The Art of Aging: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self

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In this beautiful book, painter and sculptor Alice and Richard Matzkin explore the experience of aging through their art, finding inspiration rather than despair. Both in their sixties, they created over 60 t paintings and sculptures and  wrote personal narratives to examine aspects of growing older-the progression of physical changes, sensuality and relationships, aging parents, spirituality, and death. They feature well-known people such as feminist Betty Friedan and potter Beatrice Wood, as well as friends, neighbors, relatives, and themselves. They both explore the older nude body in some of their work. Drawing on their own experiences and the wisdom of older mentors, they demonstrate that the elder years can be a time of growth and wisdom rather than stagnation and loss. This wonderfully illustrated book is a feast for the eyes as well as nurturing to the spirit and inviting appreciation of the miracle and blessing of life.

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The Art Of Aging: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self by Alice and Richard Matzkin challenges popular beliefs about the realities of growing older - in words, paint and clay.The book features 80 full-color plates and contains the Matzkin's personal reflections on acceptance of the physical changes of age, sensuality and mature relationships, aging parents, spirituality and death. Internationally acclaimed artists, Alice and Richard grew afraid as they entered middle age and began experiencing wrinkles, grey hair and expanding waistlines. Instead of a psychiatrist couch, they used paint and clay to work through their fear and negative attitudes about aging. For fifteen years Alice painted and interviewed inspiring older women, some famous and some without clothes, and Richard sculpted older men and couples, most without clothes. Together, they joined creative forces to present their groundbreaking work in this lavishly illustrated and highly inspirational book.

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We count our present age (late 60's) to be among the best of our lives. Our art work and the writing of our book has helped to give us a wider perspective, a deeper understanding of the meaning of our lives, and an appreciation of the preciousness of now.Every person's life is their work of art. The way they live, day by day, is the medium they use to express their artistry. Only in the latter stages of life is a person's work of art brought to fulfillment.

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