Best known for their prowess in fine art, these two
islands in the eastern Caribbean have built a good reputation over the years as
a fine art zone. The arts have made it a favorite tourist destination for art
lovers. There are various places where you can experience fine art at its best
from some of the best artists.
The Ministry of Telecommunications, Science and Technology has partnered with the Antigua and Barbuda Museum of Photography & Fine Arts to assist in preserving and showcasing decade's worth of historic photographs.
Video: Antigua and Barbuda Museum of Photography & Fine Arts
These places include:
Sea view farm village Ancient pottery that dates to the 18th century will be found here. However, pottery is done around many places in these islands, but sea view farm village remains the most outstanding source of ancient and magnificent pottery. The pottery was done by slaves and was meant for cooking. The clay used in making pots is collected from local pits. It is important to know that these pots don't last for long when subjected to cold weather conditions.
Harmony hall art gallery Definitely when you visit
this place you will not resist taking your eyes off the walls. The eye-catching
artistic works has made this place the home of art. Annually, the Antigua artist's
exhibition and the craft fair are held here. This is an occasion that brings
together some of the most prominent names in the fine art industry.
Museum of Antigua and Barbuda for detailed information
on the history of fine art in Antigua and Barbuda, this is the place to be. The
museum is a new kid on the block as it was opened on 28th July 2013. It boasts
of having some of the most versatile pieces of art in the country. The museum
which mainly specializes in photographs has collections dating way back in
1940. The photos in the museum have received a lot of acclamation and the
museum is receiving a lot of visitors who want to experience the history of
these great islands.
Venice Biennale Antigua & Barbuda Inaugural National Pavilion, Artist's Practice Project, "The Sculptor."
Video: La Biennale di Venezia: Antigua, Frank Walter, The Sculptor
The fine art in Antigua and Barbuda couldn't be a
success without the many artists who played the crucial role in coming up with
the captivating arts. The legendary artistic personalities include. Bodie the Mighty Artist This self-proclaimed
mighty artist was a painter who doubled up as a sign artist. True to his name,
he has won various awards. In addition, he got the once in a lifetime chance to
represent Antigua in, 2nd Biennale of painters in the Caribbean and Central
Brown Marie Her works are so top quality that it makes
them commonly unavailable. She studied art in Jamaica and put her skills into a
test which in return produced masterpieces.
Badger Janet with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Texas University,
what she produced can only be said to be simply amazing. She specialized in
The legend artists are not the only ones who have left
a mark in the industry. The new generation artists have also done a great job
and they deserve a standing ovation.
Some of the artists include the likes of: Cadogan David Watercolor specialist, most of
his paintings are about people and boats.
Cooper Cleo His main tool of trade is fabrics. He can design captivating
designs that can virtually fit anywhere.
Cedars Pottery began in 1996. This is a group of artists who are taking pottery to another level with the top of the art potteries. Fine art in Antigua and Barbuda seems to be taking a different dimension. Therefore, if you are an art lover, you know where to go.
Heritage & Future
Each part of each piece of art is created by Award-winning artist Bender. Creation continues passionately with new discoveries every day, with the ambition and aspiration of the history and culture of Swedish soil and roots that can be traced to the 1883, - for the future.
If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore.
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