Carnival season in New Orleans is an unequaled pageantry of light and color. Noted Crescent City artist Bob Graham captures the thrill of the season in more than forty paintings of revelers and marchers in parades including Zulu, Rex, Hermes, Muses, and Endymion. From the glow of the flambeaux to towering floats in every shape, this collectible volume showcases the joyful spirit of Mardi Gras in every bold brushstroke.
Kings, queens, dukes, and captains rule the streets, processing atop floats portraying Greek gods, crawfish, shoes, dinosaurs, fairy tale characters, and more. Each painting invites viewers to step into the scene and feel the excitement of the crowd. Laissez les bons temps rouler with these exuberant vignettes of this vivacious season.
About the Artist
Bob Graham is a noted plein air and portrait artist who annually paints the oil portraits for the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. His work has been honored in numerous shows, including the Salmagundi Open, the Allied Artists Show, and exhibits sponsored by the American Artists Professional League and the Knickerbocker Artists. Graham, who painted in New Orleans’ art-filled Jackson Square for many years, was named master pastellist by the Pastel Society of America. His work is widely featured in local and national museums, hospitals, and places of business. Graham makes his home in New Orleans, Louisiana.
THE MARDI GRAS PAINTINGS OF BOB GRAHAM
By Bob Graham
ART / Individual Artists / General
ART / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions
80 pp. 8 1/2 x 8 1/2
57 color illus.