Rolland Golden: The Journeys of a Southern Artist

Rolland Golden: The Journeys of a Southern Artist

by John Kemp
     
 

"He offers a new way of seeing and understanding the places we inhabit."
--M. Stephen Doherty, editor in chief, American Artist

"Readers who find themselves lonely and thinking about the South will find inspiration in these paintings-whether it's the geometrically perfect rendering of a shutter, or a pair of worn tennis shoes drying on a clothes line, or a road

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"He offers a new way of seeing and understanding the places we inhabit."
--M. Stephen Doherty, editor in chief, American Artist

"Readers who find themselves lonely and thinking about the South will find inspiration in these paintings-whether it's the geometrically perfect rendering of a shutter, or a pair of worn tennis shoes drying on a clothes line, or a road that leads home or away."
--Susan Larson, New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Kemp's reportorial skills are clearly evident in his enlightening portrait of the artist."
--Acadiana Lifestyle magazine

"The colorful and both dreamlike and photographically realistic landscapes and cityscapes created by Golden . . . are reproduced in full-page color plates of excellent quality."
--Book News, Inc.

"This immense book features 196 color illustrations that range from his trademark melancholy landscapes to social commentary of demolition sites, from rural Louisiana to puzzles of modern cityscapes."
--The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA)

While his canvases portray a range of geographic sites from the rural South, the streets of New York, the New England woods, and the villages and meadows of southern France, Rolland Golden brings a certain sensitivity to his landscapes that only a Southern artist with long ties to the land can bring. This collection chronicling his personal and artistic journeys includes almost two hundred works created over four decades and two continents. Whether he is portraying the decay of the French Quarter in his native New Orleans or capturing a golden afternoon while on a Provençal holiday, Rolland Golden's work depicts not only the view before him but also reflects the observer's emotional landscape.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Southern, indeed. This collection of some 200 works, created over four decades, depicts the American South in all its splendor: its landscapes, its people, its urban character, and more. Golden is immensely skilled at capturing the region's spirit not only because of his emotional attachment (he hails from Louisiana) but also because he knows how to take any small thing and turn it into a symbol. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589802902
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,332,491
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 14.42(h) x 0.94(d)

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