Bernard Meninsky

Notebook

Details

Created by
Bernard Meninsky 1891–1950
Title
Notebook
Date
Date not known
Format
Bound volume - notebook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Nora Meninsky in 1982.
Reference
TGA 8225/3/5

Bound volume with inserts and additional pages attached inside. Various extracts have been attached to the pages. Print, ink and graphite on paper and lined paper.

Scrapbook of manuscript and printed excerpts from books that Meninsky read. The subjects covered include work, art, love, self-love, pity, self-pity, self-confidence, knowledge of self, neurosis, mental illness, nervous breakdown, nature of genius, creativity, imitation, success, failure, personal satisfaction and good endeavour. Throughout Bernard Meninsky underlined the passages that were most meaningful to him in his search for enlightenment. Interspersed amongst the writings are some notes from conversations he had with his therapist, Dr Suttie.

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