• Title: When the Spirit Speaks: Self-Taught Art of the South
  • Author: Margaret Day Allen
  • ISBN: 9780764347313
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When the Spirit Speaks Self Taught Art of the South This book introduces the reader to self taught artists in the Southeastern United States Some have already come to the attention of collectors and scholars Many others have been unrecognized outsid
    This book introduces the reader to 32 self taught artists in the Southeastern United States Some have already come to the attention of collectors and scholars Many others have been unrecognized outside of their immediate neighborhoods What they all have in common is an unquenchable desire to make art Often defying the expectations of family and friends, they have pursuThis book introduces the reader to 32 self taught artists in the Southeastern United States Some have already come to the attention of collectors and scholars Many others have been unrecognized outside of their immediate neighborhoods What they all have in common is an unquenchable desire to make art Often defying the expectations of family and friends, they have pursued this inspiration In many cases, these artists began to create in response to a personal crisis Others harbored an interest in art for many years but only had the time to create following retirement Most were initially unaware of the academic art world, either because they were unable to afford an art education or because their families considered such an aspiration impractical These stories of perseverance, struggle and triumph illustrate the strength of the creative impulse, which is a part of us all.

    One Reply to “When the Spirit Speaks: Self-Taught Art of the South”

    1. I wanted to read this book because my father, a clever man, is a self-taught artist and we live in the south. My father makes assemblages, and lately he's been making lamps out of anything and everything. He started all of this after he retired, and I was curious to see how other self-taught artists got their start as well. The first thing this book showed me was that I've been calling all of this untrained, self-taught art, whathaveyou, folk art. And apparently folk art is utilitarian, like qui [...]

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