All posts tagged: Art

Local and Global: Kendal Hanna and William de Kooning

Within Kendal Hanna’s works there is great inspiration and reference to a particular abstract artist. Abstract art could not exist without the influential and prolific contributions of Williem de Kooning, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on April 24th, 1904. The artist illegally moved to the United States in 1926. De Kooning was a visual mentor to Bahamian artist Kendal Hanna. De Kooning is renowned as the “leading figure of Abstract Expressionism whose painterly gesturalism transcended the conventional definitions of figuration and abstraction and had a substantial influence on art after World War II”, according to Jane Turner editor of The Dictionary Read more

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Welcome To Mixed Media!

Welcome to the first official post of Mixed Media, the official blog of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas!

Originally the brainchild of the Curatorial and Education teams, Mixed Media intends to be a form of fun communication between the gallery and the general public. We are launching this blog to encourage dialogue on the latest news and events at the NAGB, featuring articles and videos on Bahamian artists and the National Collection, new artwork and artists in the Mixed Media Gallery Store, and books and films reviews from the NAGB Art Library. The blog will also be loaded … Read more

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