Blue Dog Speaks
Photographs: Includes photographs
When Cajun artist George Rodrigue began his series of Blue Dogpaintings in 1984, he had no idea that they would consume thegreater part of his life for over two decades, and that themysterious Blue Dog - inspired by his studio dog-turned-model,Tiffany, and the Cajun loup-garou (were-wolf) folk legend - wouldbecome a wildly popular international icon as well. In anintroduction, Rodrigue reveals how an idea that originated inchildhood tales has now grown far beyond; his Blue Dogs have movedbeyond Louisiana into formerly uncharted territory and now expresslarger concepts about contemporary life. Rodrigue uses Blue Dogpainting titles to provide insight - whether humorous or nostalgicor sad - into the human condition. His newer titles - such as?Right Place Wrong Time? and ?Tiffany Remembers the ?70s? - alongwith other, more abstract ones such as ?All by Myself with MyHappiness? capture this shift in style and content. But most ofall, there are the paintings themselves, magnificently displayed,their titles inviting us to ask ?What is this dog all about?? and?What is the artist trying to say?? Even though the definitiveanswers remain a mystery, the titles provide a clue?ISBN13: 9781402754081
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