The Bayou Collection:
40 Paintings of Louisiana by George Rodrigue
Featuring a Never Seen Collection of Rodrigue Paintings
Opening August 6, 2016, for Whitney White Linen Night, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts presents The Bayou Collection by George Rodrigue. Based on Rodrigue's research of regional myths and legends, these 40 canvases, painted between 1981 and 1984, represent Cajun ghost stories.
The paintings complement a text by author Chris Segura for the book Bayou (Inkwell Press), compiled for the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans. Although rooted in his Cajun style, this important collection includes Watch Dog, Rodrigue's interpretation of the loup-garou, a French-Cajun werewolf or ghost dog, which seeded his most famous body of work, The Blue Dog Series.
This special exhibition will be on view at the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts through the end of 2016. To schedule of tour, please call us at 504-324-9614.
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