menu

The Art of George Rodrigue
by Ginger Danto and Michael Lewis




Overview -
Born and raised in the heart of French Louisiana, artist George Rodrigue (b.1944) is best known for his Blue Dog paintings, which catapulted him to worldwide fame in the mid-1980s. Rodrigue, who began painting in the third grade while bedridden with polio, had already won local acclaim for his rich portrayals of the landscape and people he grew up with when Blue Dog transformed the image of the original Cajun werewolf dog the loup-garou into an international pop icon. This long-overdue retrospective features 265 paintings spanning Rodrigue's 40-year career. With a text by art historian and former ARTnews correspondent Ginger Danto, this is the first outside view and analysis of Rodrigue's paintings in book form. It covers all the distinct phases of his work, showing his development as an artist as his subjects shifted from majestic oak trees to Cajun fishermen and local politicians to the incomparable Blue Dog, whose mesmerizing expression and haunting eyes have captured the hearts of U.S. presidents, Hollywood stars, and ordinary people alike.

  Read Full Product Description
 
local_shippingFor Delivery
In Stock.
This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 24 copies from $15.50
 
 
 

More About The Art of George Rodrigue by Ginger Danto; Michael Lewis

 
 
 

Overview

Born and raised in the heart of French Louisiana, artist George Rodrigue (b.1944) is best known for his Blue Dog paintings, which catapulted him to worldwide fame in the mid-1980s. Rodrigue, who began painting in the third grade while bedridden with polio, had already won local acclaim for his rich portrayals of the landscape and people he grew up with when Blue Dog transformed the image of the original Cajun werewolf dog the loup-garou into an international pop icon. This long-overdue retrospective features 265 paintings spanning Rodrigue's 40-year career. With a text by art historian and former ARTnews correspondent Ginger Danto, this is the first outside view and analysis of Rodrigue's paintings in book form. It covers all the distinct phases of his work, showing his development as an artist as his subjects shifted from majestic oak trees to Cajun fishermen and local politicians to the incomparable Blue Dog, whose mesmerizing expression and haunting eyes have captured the hearts of U.S. presidents, Hollywood stars, and ordinary people alike.


This item is Non-Returnable.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419703171
  • ISBN-10: 141970317X
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 12.01 x 8.92 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.96 pounds


Related Categories

 

BAM Customer Reviews