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Author Pittard, Janet C

Title The Ashe County Frescoes of Benjamin F. Long IV
Published [Place of publication not identified] : McFarland and Company, Inc. : McFarland, 2021


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Contents Intro -- Acknowledgments -- I Am the Parish of the Holy Communion -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 -- Benjamin F. Long IV and the Art of Fresco -- 2 -- The Frescoes of St. Mary's Episcopal Church -- 3 -- The Frescoes of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church -- 4 -- Other Frescoes in North Carolina by Ben Long -- 5 -- Protecting the Future of the Ashe County Frescoes -- Bibliography -- Index of Terms
Summary This book documents the history of four ecclesiastical frescoes completed by artist Benjamin F. Long IV in Ashe County, North Carolina, in the 1970s and 1980s. The story of the Ashe County frescoes celebrates their setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains and testifies to Long's intensity, precision and stamina. Commissioned by the Ashe County Frescoes Foundation, the authors contextualize the artistic and the spiritual aspects of the frescoes by connecting the figures in the scenes with their sources in the Bible. Drawn from extensive interviews with the artist, this book explores the frescoes' uniqueness. Interviews with people used as models, assistants, volunteers and observers focus on the frescoes' impact on the community, and the role of the Ashe County Frescoes Foundation in the protection and preservation of these artworks
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SUBJECT Long, Ben -- Criticism and interpretation
Long, Ben fast
Subject Mural painting and decoration, American -- North Carolina -- Ashe County -- History -- 20th century
Christian art and symbolism -- North Carolina -- Ashe County -- Modern period, 1500-
History / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Art / History.
Christian art and symbolism -- Modern period
Mural painting and decoration, American
North Carolina -- Ashe County
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Chiswell, David B
ISBN 9781476645162