Now, I have to tell you about all the great artwork I was able to see while in New Orleans. There were a multitude of artists whose work was featured along the streets and in the art galleries throughout the French Quarter. There were two in particular that I absolutely fell in love with: Woodrow Nash and Isabelle Dupuy!
Woodrow Nash’s human figure, life-size sculptures were so intriguing to me. They had so much detail and expressed so much emotion. The women and girls had cornrows in their hair. Some had updos and others had afros (I’m a licensed Cosmetologist (a.k.a. Hair Artist). I always look at the hair first!). Even the sculptures with the head wraps and the ones with the bald heads were so beautiful and elegant to me. I just kept trying to figure out how Nash could do so much with just clay??? How does he manipulate it just so to make it look like a braid, a dreadlock, or a simple coil of curly hair? I was in awe of his magic and his dopeness. Please check out Mr. Woodrow Nash. I hope you’re just as fascinated and as impressed as I am.
Isabelle Dupuy is an entirely different artist. Her work spoke to me on a whole different level. Her paintings had a way of jumping off the canvas. Dupuy uses a technique of layering acrylic paint with a palette knife that creates multiple layers of colors that are so rich, vibrant, and captivating.
Isabelle Dupuy’s work is part impressionist and part realist. It’s hard to categorize as just one genre of art. Her paintings are described as 3D Impressionism for the bold and dynamic uses of color and texture that are featured in her work. Her nature inspired art forces you to see things that you wouldn’t normally pay attention to. Take a look at some of Isabelle Dupuy’s paintings. I’m sure you will fall in love with them too.
Here is some of the art work that I got to experience while in New Orleans, Louisiana. Enjoy and come back soon for more of what I got to do and see on my trip. As always, happy travels!
These are the best pictures I could take through the art gallery windows…