C. Curry Bohm: Brown County and Beyond chronicles in depth the life and art of Curry Bohm (American, 1894–1971), one of the most successful and awarded of the early Brown County, Indiana, artists. For the first time, Bohm’s career is closely documented, including his important East Coast maritime subjects. Included is an exhaustive biography, with many previously unknown family photos and personal ephemera illustrated. More than 80 works, spanning almost 50 years and across a variety of media, are beautifully reproduced in color. Also for Indiana art enthusiasts is the heretofore little-known history of the artist’s split from the original Brown County Art Gallery and the subsequent formation of the Brown County Art Guild, in which Bohm was a central figure. Lastly, included is a compilation of the exhibition records of the Guild from 1954–1972, during Bohm’s time of participation. This never-before-compiled information, along with the original biography and catalogued artworks, will be of interest to the serious scholar and to the casual Indiana art fan alike.
Ideal for courses in multiple disciplines, the third edition of this award-winning text has been revised and updated with new topics, examples, and guiding questions to introduce each chapter’s sections. Patricia Leavy presents a practical guide to the full range of arts-based research (ABR) genres--narrative inquiry, fiction-based research, poetry, music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art. Each genre-specific chapter is paired with an exemplary research article or online video link (at the companion website). Following a consistent format, chapters review how the technique was developed, explore its methodological variations and the kind of research questions it can address, and describe diverse sample studies. Checklists and practical advice help readers harness the power of these innovative techniques for their own studies or dissertations.
This go-to guide can be your handbook as you enter the art world and navigate the nuances of becoming self-sufficient. Instead of feeding you new techniques, it will provide you with insights to help you make decisions based on your specific situation and goals. By the end of this book, you will have a set of guidelines for scenarios that range from taking on commission work and conducting negotiations to dealing with rejection and improving your organization. Be the Artist is designed to help up-and-coming creatives educate themselves on essential yet seldom-discussed strategies, learn about new and relevant artists, and gather the resources they need to build their business.
When Edgar Degas visits his French Creole relatives in New Orleans from 1872 to ’73, Estelle, his cousin and sister-in-law, encourages the artist—who has not yet achieved recognition and struggles to find inspiration—to paint portraits of their family members.
In 1970, Anne Gautier, a young artist, finds connections between her ancestors and Degas while renovating the New Orleans house she has inherited. When Anne finds two identical portraits of Estelle, she discovers disturbing truths that change her life as she searches for meaningful artistic expression—just as Degas did one hundred years earlier.
A gripping historical novel told by two women living a century apart, Estelle combines mystery, family saga, art, and romance in its exploration of the man Degas was before he became the artist famous around the world today.