The Ashe County Frescoes of Benjamin F. Long IV

The Ashe County Frescoes of Benjamin F. Long IV

by Janet C. Pittard, David B. Chiswell
The Ashe County Frescoes of Benjamin F. Long IV

The Ashe County Frescoes of Benjamin F. Long IV

by Janet C. Pittard, David B. Chiswell

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Overview

This book documents the history of four ecclesiastical frescoes completed by artist Benjamin F. Long IV in Ashe County, North Carolina, in the 1970s and 1980s. The story of the Ashe County frescoes celebrates their setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains and testifies to Long's intensity, precision and stamina. Commissioned by the Ashe County Frescoes Foundation, the authors contextualize the artistic and the spiritual aspects of the frescoes by connecting the figures in the scenes with their sources in the Bible. Drawn from extensive interviews with the artist, this book explores the frescoes' uniqueness. Interviews with people used as models, assistants, volunteers and observers focus on the frescoes' impact on the community, and the role of the Ashe County Frescoes Foundation in the protection and preservation of these artworks.


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ISBN-13: 9781476645162
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 106
File size: 23 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Janet C. Pittard began her writing career after retiring from the North Carolina Governor’s Office with thirty years of service. She is the author of two books and more than 100 articles for Our State Magazine. She lives in Raleigh and West Jefferson, North Carolina. David B. Chiswell retired from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, where he worked for thirty years in archival reference. He lives in West Jefferson, North Carolina.
Janet C. Pittard began her writing career after retiring from the North Carolina Governor's Office with thirty years of service. She is the author of two books and more than 100 articles for Our State Magazine. She lives in Raleigh and West Jefferson, North Carolina.
David B. Chiswell retired from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, where he worked for thirty years in archival reference. He lives in West Jefferson, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
“I Am the Parish of the Holy Communion” by Janet Chiswell Pittard viii
Preface
Introduction
1. Benjamin F. Long IV and the Art of Fresco
2. The Frescoes of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
3. The Frescoes of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
4. Other Frescoes in North Carolina by Ben Long
5. Protecting the Future of the Ashe County Frescoes
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index

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