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Artists of the Bahamas : a tribute to African roots

Author: Karen Arthur; Thomas Neuwirth
Publisher: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2009.
Series: Art and architecture in video
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Artists of the Bahamas is a unique film that brings to light the rich artistic talent flourishing on these islands. The artists profiled are acknowledged amongst their peers as well as internationally. The camera follows them at work in their studios where we see their vibrant creations, as well as in their homes and communities. They speak of their early influences. Max Taylor remembers the powerful matriarchs who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Arthur, Karen.
Artists of the Bahamas.
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2009
(OCoLC)747796381
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Arthur; Thomas Neuwirth
OCLC Number: 794307356
Language Note: English.
Notes: Previously published as DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Target Audience: For College; Adult audiences.
Description: 1 online resource (92 min.).
Series Title: Art and architecture in video
Responsibility: by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth.

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Artists of the Bahamas is a unique film that brings to light the rich artistic talent flourishing on these islands. The artists profiled are acknowledged amongst their peers as well as internationally. The camera follows them at work in their studios where we see their vibrant creations, as well as in their homes and communities. They speak of their early influences. Max Taylor remembers the powerful matriarchs who held his community together. Jackson Burnside, who wanted to be a doctor, was inspired by his art teacher to follow his artistic bent. Their works display a range of styles from the versatility of formally trained Brent Malone to the brilliantly simple paintings of Amos Ferguson, often referred to as "the grandfather of Bahamian art." These artists were influenced by their island's history. Some grew up under Colonialism and others came of age after Independence. Several, like Stan Burnside, express their pride in Bahamian culture by participating in Junkanoo, the vibrant African/Bahamian festival. Sacred spaces such as Antonius Roberts series of outdoor sculptures on historical sites honor their African ancestry. Sidney Poitier, raised on Cat Island in the Bahamas, introduces his fellow Bahamian artists. Their work crosses the spectrum, from the abstract of Kendal Hanna to the neo realism of Dave Smith; from the installations of John Beadle and John Cox to the naturalism of Eddie Minnis. The musical score is by Tony Silva, Peanuts Taylor and Ruppa Pum Pum.

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