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This is a collaborative effort by four artists to showcase the works of 30 to 40 Haitian artists living in America.
Unlike other art books that are written as academic studies or as show catalogs, this book is written by the artists. They selected the paintings and wrote their own histories. The paintings are truly wonderful. They encompass many different styles and exemplify the range of talent that is is called Haitian art. But the really special parts of the book are the comments by the artists that accompany their work. The warmth and poetry that they display with their brush is matched by the poetry of their words. This book is a real tribute to the contribution of the Haitian people to the world of art.
"Our Artists are extremely important to our culture both in Haiti and in America. The artists living in Haiti paint what they see, and wish for. The artists living in America paint what they remember in addition to what they long for. They paint from their heart and soul to show us the beauty, form and color of a very distinctive art form that makes us feel intense and real emotions."
Denis R. Dambreville
Architect, Art Curator
Out of print, only several copies remain
This book, by internationally renown author Gérald Alexis is an essential addition to Haitian art literature. Alexis, a specialist in Caribbean and Latino-American Art, with an emphasis on Haitian art, considers four major categories that reflect a diversity of expressions: Portrait and Historical Paintings, Nature and Daily Life, Voodoo - its’ Rhythm and Structure, and Figuration-Abstraction. He explores the links between Haitian paintings, history, artistic, and cultural traditions, including the remarkable development in the years that followed the creation of the Centre d'Art in 1944. Included in this work are artist biographies and photos and an extensive bibliography. Containing 304 Pages with more than 300 full color reproductions, it is the ultimate reference book on Haitian art.
Paintings marked "framed" are framed using simple gold frames unless marked otherwise. Frames shown are representative, not the exact frame. The price of the painting includes the frame. Paintings marked "unframed" will be shipped rolled.
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