Tuesday, April 26, 2011

George Rodrigue's Latest Painting Celebrates Modern Culture, Statewide Tour and Blockbuster Exhibition at Louisiana State University Museum of Art

This just in: GoodBiz113 profilee George Rodrigue ["Louisiana Artist Brings Post-Katrina [Blue Dog] Relief to New Orleans"] has released his latest work, Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River 2011 [pictured above].

Measuring 48x72 inches, the painting is part of a blockbuster show at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, located in the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge. Silkscreen prints, measuring 26x38 inches, are available in a signed and numbered edition of 450 priced at $1,500 each. For ordering info, go to: http://bit.ly/RodrigueStudio.

"Unlike the black bayous and dark trees of my early Cajun paintings, I use color here to reflect a modern Louisiana," notes Rodrigue. "In the art world, the use of color -- especially flat, bright color -- is modern, in the Pop Art vein. I contrast those colors with the dog -- the only thing that is blended and painterly -- making both the dog and overall composition more important...

"The river in this painting represents our cultural history. The waterways of Louisiana were the early highways of its inhabitants. We had no roads; we just had the water. They were the natural fairways for commerce, development, and everything necessary for settlers to expand."

For an insightful, behind-the-scenes account of the painting and exhibition, read the latest post on "Musings of an Artist's Wife," Wendy Rodrigue's blog: http://bit.ly/BlueDogsCajuns.

Oh, and to catch up on the latest developments regarding the dynamic George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts: Youth Development Through Art in Education, go to: http://bit.ly/RodrigueFoundation.


The Art of George Rodrigue ^AF

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