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Picturing Florida: From the First Coast to the Space Coast Kahren Jones Arbitman

Picturing Florida: From the First Coast to the Space Coast

Kahren Jones Arbitman

Published September 16th 2008
ISBN : 9781934491096
Hardcover
223 pages
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 About the Book 

For five hundred years, artists have been captivated by La Florida. Named by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, Floridas hidden forest glades, sandy ocean hammocks, and picturesque colonial towns have inspired artists like Winslow Homer and ThomasMoreFor five hundred years, artists have been captivated by La Florida. Named by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, Floridas hidden forest glades, sandy ocean hammocks, and picturesque colonial towns have inspired artists like Winslow Homer and Thomas Moran to capture the unique light, color, and atmosphere found in the state. This lavishly produced book showcases the work of thirty-eight contemporary painters, sculptors, printers, and mixed medium artists who continue this artistic tradition in northeast and central Florida. Noted art historian Kahren Jones Arbitman has chosen over 160 diverse images including the masterly prints of Barry Wilson, the serene landscapes of Louise Freshman Brown and Victor Kowal, the mixed media innovations of Jason Izumi, the lush abstracts of Que Throm and Cicero Greathouse, the intimate florals of John Bunker, the satirical portraits of Gary Bolding, and the pioneering work of Jean Wagner Troemel. Intriguing, contemplative, or challenging, these images represent the vitality and vibrancy of the visual arts in Florida today.Arts writer Susan Gallo uses commentary by each artist to create profiles that illuminate each artists individual style. Kahren Arbitman presents newly discovered information to trace the history of the arts in northeast and central Florida to reveal todays artistic legacy.