Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Orleans - Part 1

On a recent visit to New Orleans I was fortunate to visit THE OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART university of new orleans and see their magnificent collection of Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection.  Though I'm still at a loss for words, I thought I'd let the images speak for themselves.  Hope you enjoy.

This was a two-sided canvas...isn't it amazing?

Jake McCord (1948 - 2009)
Redhead with Blue Bow  1990
Big Al Taplet   (1934 -  )
Boots: Shine with a Smile  1993

Reginald Mitchell (1960 -  )
House of Blues  1992

This was about 7 ft tall and wonderful!

Archie Byron  (1928 - 2005)
The Slave: Like Father, Like Son  1992
This was larger than life and very powerful.
I have not included so many of the fabulous works, including all those of the Reverend Howard Finster.  
And now in honor of our recent Fourth of July, a glorious work of art by Ab the Flagman:


My next NOLA post will share the art of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr
 and the photos of Eudora Welty...

1 comment:

  1. I love these pieces. Thank you for taking us with you to this wonderful exhibit.