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DOWNRIVER: CURRENTS OF STYLE IN LOUISIANA PAINTING, 1800-1950. Estill Curtis Pennington. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1990. Published 1991. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., Gretna. 208 pp. with 176 col. ills. 32 x 24 cm. LC 90-6932 ISBN 0882898000 In English.
Including color reproductions of more than 150 paintings ranging from early portraits to modernist still lifes, this catalogue presents a thorough review of the evolution of Louisiana art, designed to illustrate both its distinctive character and its responsiveness to national and international trends. Eight detailed essays discuss such topics as the influence of French and Spanish Baroque art on colonial portraiture, the treatment of light by 19th-century landscape painters, the representation of blacks in portraits and genre scenes, the formation of art associations after the Civil War, and the impact of modernism on Louisiana artists during the first half of the 20th century.
Indexing: Western — United States, Southeast — 1800-1900 — Painting
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Worldwide Number: 022973
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