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Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper (Hardcover)

Thornton Dial

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Hardcover. Thornton Dial (b. 1928), one of the most important artists in the American South, came to prominence in the late 1980s and was celebrated internationally for his large construction pieces .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 207 pages. 0.794. Bookseller Inventory # 9780807835296

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Title: Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper (Hardcover)

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Thornton Dial (1928-2016), one of the most important artists in the American South, came to prominence in the late 1980s and was celebrated internationally for his large construction pieces and mixed-media paintings. It was only later, in response to a reviewer's negative comment on his artistic ability, that he began to work on paper. And it was not until recently that these drawings have received the acclaim they deserve. This volume, edited by Bernard L. Herman, offers the first sustained critical attention to Dial's works on paper.

Concentrating on Dial's early drawings, the contributors examine Dial's use of line and color and his recurrent themes of love, lust, and faith. They also discuss the artist's sense of place and history, relate his drawings to his larger works, and explore how his drawing has evolved since its emergence in the early 1990s. Together, the essays investigate questions of creativity and commentary in the work of African American artists and contextualize Dial's works on paper in the body of American art.

The contributors are Cara Zimmerman, Bernard Herman, Glenn Hinson, Juan Logan, and Colin Rhodes.

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"The contributors to this volume make significant contributions to Dial scholarship, offer new interpretations of his work, and add much to the current debate about the concept of the art historical canon. Their essays are original, solid, and knowledgeable and will have an important role in shaping future discussions of Dial's work."--Charles Russell, author of Groundwaters: A Century of Art of Self-Taught and Outsider Artists

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