Thursday, February 25, 2016

Art in the Caribbean

In researching St. Lucia, I decided to look at some of the art that originated on the island. Art shows not only the history of a place, but also how those living there see the space they occupy. Some notable artists I found include Llewellyn Xavier and Stanley Greaves.

Llewellyn Xavier's work reflects his interest in the environmentalism and conservation. He uses mainly recycled material in many of his works. His landscapes use watercolors to create an interest study in both the Caribbean landscape and modernism. His collage work dives into post-modernism, exploring recycled materials that engage the remnants of the industrial age. From his watercolor paintings, I'm interested to see how his images reflect St. Lucia.


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