The Grandeur of West Texas

The Grandeur of West Texas : Big Bend Landscapes

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The rugged land of Texas' Big Bend region is legendary. Towering mountains, austere desert, canyons, and rivers converge in a place of beauty, loneliness, and adventure. Fort Worth artist Dennis Blagg began painting landscapes from the Big Bend twenty years ago. His breathtaking, near-photorealistic portraits of this remote mountain desert are as big as the landscape itself_some of the paintings are ten feet wide and four feet tall. Through his work, Blagg brings the viewer both the beauty and the forbidding nature of West Texas. Blagg has a fascination with and love for his ""ever-changing"" subject. ""The desert represents a landscape of broken promise,"" Blagg explains, ""yet it is a place of vast spiritual emptiness waiting to be filled...the Big Bend offers many faces to be painted."" Big Bend Landscapes presents fifty of the artist's most powerful color paintings along with twenty striking black-and-white drawings. Blagg's brief commentaries on each work offer insight into both his art and the land it captures.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 246.38 x 307.34 x 20.32mm | 1,043.26g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 50 colour paintings, 20 b&w drawings
  • 158544202X
  • 9781585442027

About Dennis Blagg

DENNIS BLAGG's work has appeared in more than thirty solo and group exhibitions. His paintings can also be found in many public and private collections, both in Texas and elsewhere, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the San Antonio Museum of Art; the Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi; and the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum. Representative pieces of his work were published recently in The Artist & the American Landscape (1998). This is his first book.
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