Thornton Dial: Thoughts On Paper
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 receive...
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (March 1, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 10.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 1337186
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“This is the only book devoted to the drawings and works on paper of Thornton Dial so is an essential volume for an Dial collector. The essays do a good job on describing the origins of Dials drawings and placing them within his overall practice. Ther...”
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.