Maine Antique Digest recently reviewed Bernard Langlais at the Colby College Museum of Art, a compilation of Bernard Langlais essays by several authors including Hannah Blunt, the Langlais Curator for Special Projects at the Colby Museum of Art, and Diana Tuite, the museum’s Katz Curator.

The essays are centered around the ideas that Langlais never doubted his need to make art and that he believed two things: that artists require determined study and time at work in an atmosphere of encouragement and critique and that artists must find constant inspiration that drives the need to create meaningful art. Tuite, for example, explores Langlais’s travels to Norway and the influence of Edvard Munch. The essays also provide analysis of Langlais’s work. 

The Colby Museum of Art exhibition Bernard Langlais is on view through Jan. 4, 2015.