Original Sin: The Visionary Art of Joe Coleman

  • Title: Original Sin: The Visionary Art of Joe Coleman
  • Author: Jim Jarmusch Harold Schechter Jim Jarmusch Harold Schector John Yau
  • ISBN: 9780963812964
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback
  • Original Sin The Visionary Art of Joe Coleman Joe Coleman is a powerful artist whose paintings in acrylic on Masonite contain within their bizarre decorative borders an astonishing profusion of specific intensely colorful nightmare images He doe
    Joe Coleman is a powerful artist whose paintings in acrylic on Masonite contain within their bizarre decorative borders an astonishing profusion of specific, intensely colorful nightmare images He does not try to be pretty He does not flinch from depicting revolting details of body parts and violence Click on the cover illustration for a closer look Often he places aJoe Coleman is a powerful artist whose paintings in acrylic on Masonite contain within their bizarre decorative borders an astonishing profusion of specific, intensely colorful nightmare images He does not try to be pretty He does not flinch from depicting revolting details of body parts and violence Click on the cover illustration for a closer look Often he places a totemic figure, such as Edgar Allan Poe or Ed Gein in the middle of the canvas, then he explores his fascination with that person by surrounding the figure with vignettes about the individual s life and work After hours of meticulous labor with tiny brushes, every square millimeter of the canvas is covered with quotations, faces, glyphs, documents, dramatic scenes, and horrifying creatures His paintings are often compared to illuminated manuscripts Original Sin contains 48 pages of color plates, many with accompanying detail views, and numerous illustrations in black and white Essays by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, art historian John Yau, and writer Harold Schechter offer insights into Coleman s psyche and world view Detailed keys explain the allegorical and historical references in 19 of the paintings Warning this is strong stuff, both gory and sexual To view of Coleman s art, see the cover illustration of Coleman s Cosmic Retribution.

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    About Jim Jarmusch Harold Schechter Jim Jarmusch Harold Schector John Yau


    1. James R Jim Jarmusch is an American independent filmmaker Jarmusch is a major exponent of independent cinema, particularly that of the 1980s and 1990s.


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    1. I actually read this book in college. Because I'm obsessed now with becoming a painter I was trying to remember this painter. His stuff is beautifully gruesome and very intricate and also educational. I'd buy this book but I really want the big thick huge book of all of his paintings coming out next year so I can really look at these things up close in a book which is the closest I'll get to actually seeing one at this point. You'd need a magnifying glass. Spectacular!

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    2. I think one of the most expensive books I bought for myself. Never regretted it.

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    3. Coleman's paintings are like anti-icons, spiritual portals that draw the gaze unflinchingly toward what Kurtz called, "The horror! The horror!" Vibrant color, painstaking detail, and a graphically realistic style provide access to a deeper, darker, more awe-full reality than that which most inhabit by (usually unspoken) consensus. To say that these images are difficult to contemplate would be understatement, yet their very real dark beauty and power, like that of a black hole, to magnetize and p [...]

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    4. For those people who love the painting of Heironymous Bosch, Coleman's work is not to be missed. He paints w/ single-hair brushes w/ a magnifying viewer over his eyes. This might as well be a description of the way he views the world at large. Many of his paintings are portraits of historical figures whose lives inspire him. Their centered portrait is surrounded by a border of details from their lives. The subjects he chooses are usually desperately unhappy & violently driven - killers such [...]

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