• Atlantic Blues - Paintings from the Edge

    Author(s):
    June Julian (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Subject(s):
    Painting, Weather and climate, Oceans, Pollution, Art and environment
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Dumping, Climate Change, Microplastics, Marine Art
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/44r7-q720
    Abstract:
    Is it time for a new aesthetic for the traditional genre of marine painting – one that reflects the contemporary realities of worldwide ocean degradation? In her recent series, Atlantic Blues- Paintings from the Edge, artist June Julian celebrates the ocean in all of its power and magnificence, but also sings the blues about our abuses of it. She suggests a new perspective for painting the sea, one that recognizes climate change data, pollution and ocean dumping. Maybe you can hear the crashing waves, smell the tangy brine, and taste the salty air when you look at her paintings. But, environmental impacts and insults coexist along with its sublime beauty. In the canvasses on view, gorgeous, breathtaking clouds and waves contrast with disquieting scenarios: raging advancing tides, microplastics and data points, and an entire discarded New York City subway train, one of hundreds discarded offshore.
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    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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    All Rights Reserved
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