Sunday, September 25, 2016

Exhibition: “Paintings from the Cazabon Collection” - show continues through Sunday, September 25, 2016 at The Diplomatic Centre — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Paintings from the Cazabon Collection”
August 21-September 25, 2016 @ The Diplomatic Centre
Exhibition:  “Paintings from the Cazabon Collection” - show continues through Sunday, September 25, 2016 at The Diplomatic Centre — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: The Diplomatic Centre of Trinidad and Tobago; Tickets available at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago, Frederick St, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 623-0339.
Event Description: “Make plans to experience the 'Exhibition of Paintings from the Cazabon Collection,' a significant piece of our history and heritage in art. The exhibition takes place at the Diplomatic Centre from August 21st to September 25th, 2016 and is open to the public ... Tickets available at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago, Frederick St, Port of Spain. Details of the Cazabon Exhibition at the Diplomatic Centre are as follows: It is suggested that tickets be booked at the National Museum for any of the different tours. They are limiting the tours to twenty persons and some days are already booked. Tickets are free. Mondays - Closed; Tuesdays to Thursdays and Saturdays - 10.00a.m., 1.00p.m., 4.00p.m; Fridays - 10.00 a.m., 1.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m., 6.00 p.m.; Sunday - 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.; Please check with the Museum for other possible options. Telephone numbers: 623 5941, 624 6477 and 623 0339.”Read more: Medulla Art Gallery
About the Artist: “Michel-Jean Cazabon (September 20, 1813–November 20, 1888) is regarded as the first great Trinidadian painter and is Trinidad's first internationally known artist. He is also known as the layman painter. He is renowned for his paintings of Trinidad scenery and for his portraits of planters, merchants and their family in the 19th century. Cazabon's paintings are to be cherished not only for their beauty but also their historical importance: his painting has left us with a clear picture of the many aspects of life in Trinidad through much of the nineteenth century. Cazabon relied on nature to expose the vistas which the plains of the Caroni and the tropical forests at Chaguaramas are idyllic in spender. His portraits of the mulattoes, indenture Indians and Negroes where the bases of debate, and whether the painter immortalized these people because he felt a personal bond with them rather less than the European Creoles which no stately portraits were ever recorded. Cazabon preferred to describe himself as a 'landscape painter,' but in Trinidad, away from the metropolitan influences and stimuli, he embraced the everyday, often mundane, forms of artistic expression - teacher, illustrator, portrait painter. In England and France his work was much admired and he won awards and medals at exhibitions. In 1851 and 1857 two books of his engravings of Trinidad landscapes were produced in Paris. He was the first Trinidad artist whose style influenced artists for many score years after his death. He was an assiduous worker. A few of his paintings and prints are to be found in the National Museum and Art Gallery and in private collections in Trinidad and abroad.”Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel-Jean_Cazabon
For further information: http://www.nmag.gov.tt/ and Medulla Art Gallery.   For further information about the artist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel-Jean_Cazabon.

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