|Jamaican Intuitive Art exhibit at FIU|
|Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:55|
An extensive collection of Jamaican Intuitive Art will be showcased at the second annual Frost Art Museum Exhibition at the Florida International University (FIU), Miami, beginning Wednesday, April 25.
The school of Jamaican Intuitive Art is defined as artwork created by self-trained artists, who through their chosen art form express thoughts about life and their surroundings. Religion was an important theme in these works, with particular focus on Rastafarianism and African roots. These works also chronicle Jamaica's changing culture, from the celebration of the "Back to Africa" movement to narrative depictions of urban and rural life.
Intuitive artists have been celebrated in Jamaica since the late 1970s, when three major exhibits at the National Gallery in Kingston brought attention to these flourishing artists.
The exhibit, opened in honor of Jamaica 50th anniversary of independence, was drawn from The Frost Art Museum's comprehensive permanent collection of Jamaican paintings and sculptures. Open to the public, the show runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will be on display until August 26.
The exhibition is in partnership with the Consulate General of Jamaica, as part of the schedule of activities commemorating Jamaica's golden jubilee anniversary of independence in South Florida.
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