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by Carol Crown,Ingersoll Mary C. Kogan

eBook Coming Home! Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South download ISBN: 157806659X
Author: Carol Crown,Ingersoll Mary C. Kogan
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi; First Edition edition (September 21, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 215
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In the works of many famous self-taught artists, such as Howard Finster and Sister Gertrude Morgan, Biblical themes and imagery abound.

Memphis: Art Museum of the University of Memphis, in association with the University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 2004. Pp. 215, foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, photographs, bibliography, index. Collectors and admirers of self-taught art, as well as scholars of religion and the South, will appreciate this depiction of evangelical Protestantism as an artistic determinant. The work gives an outline for potential collectors to use in evaluating content as well.

American Self-Taught: Paintings and Drawings by Outsider Artists. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Self-Taught Artists, the Bible and the American South. The show was put together by Carol Crown, an art historian at the University of Memphis in Tennessee; it opened last June at the university's art museum. Intended to show the impact of Bible-centered evangelical Christianity on 20th-century folk artists, outsider artists and other sorts of unschooled practitioners in a region where fundamentalist religion enjoys a huge and enthusiastic following, the exhibition has a lot of interesting and exciting works by more than 70 artists.

Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South. How has the Bible inspired these southern creators? Examining 125 works of art by seventy contemporary folk artists, Coming Home Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South accompanies a traveling exhibition organized by the Art Museum of the University of Memphis.

Coming Home!: Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South. Coming Home!: Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South. Published September 21st 2004 by University Press of Mississippi (first published August 21st 2004).

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Self Taught Artists of t.has been added to your Cart. Furthermore, several participants are deceased, and in many cases, the work was given no explanation. While more familiar artists such as Howard Finster, Elijah Pierce, and Henry Darger are featured, many equally accomplished but less well known artists are also included.

In the works of many famous self-taught artists, such as Howard Finster and Sister Gertrude Morgan, Biblical themes and imagery abound. How has the Bible inspired these southern creators?

Examining 125 works of art by seventy contemporary folk artists, Coming Home! Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South accompanies a traveling exhibition organized by the Art Museum of the University of Memphis. The exhibition features painters and sculptors of wide acclaim, including Finster, Sister Morgan, William Edmondson, Clementine Hunter, Joe Minter, Elijah Pierce, Robert Roberg, William Thomas Thompson, and Myrtice West.

In the South, Evangelical Christianity is predominant. Essays in this catalog explore this particular religious influence on the work of southern self-taught artists. The artwork is considered within the context of contemporary American art and history, literature, and music. Also included are brief essays on thirty-two of the artists along with biographical sketches of each, identifying denominational ties and providing relevant religious information.

Coming Home! offers new ways of understanding the rich meaning, theology, and history of this art and its stylistic approaches and various purposes. Essayists also forward a fresh appreciation of the cultural influence of Evangelical Christianity. They include Carol Crown, Erika Lee Doss, Hal Fulmer, Norman Girardot, Paul Harvey, Babatunde Lawal, Leslie Luebbers, Cheryl Rivers, and Charles Reagan Wilson.

Comments: (3)
Nuadabandis
A great book about Southern folk art and the role that religion plays in it.
Umge
This was a very interesting book. I enjoyed reading about the various artist. I am a self taught artist and like to look at others accomplishments! Good read
Dellevar
The only thing better than reading the essays and seeing the full-color plates was to have been to the exhibit in person. The art is fascinating. The exploration of these artist's intentions and influences is inspiring. This is a first-rate publication that accompanied a first-rate exhibition.