The Art of MC DeBoer

by M.C. De Boer


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Hardcover
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Softcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/06/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781453546895
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781453546901

About the Book

LOOK WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT MCD's Art: “MCD has become a master of paint which flows into form . . . The art is technically proficient and an example that representational art can convey feeling and emotion far more than place and time . . . It is beautifully nonessential and detached, immersed in myth . . . resolved into an art of real force and power . . . The intensity of MCD’s application of paint, the refusal to compromise individual vision are all traits of serious creativity.” -The Straight Creek Journal, Carl Fowler “Thank you for the samples of your books. Both Eric Cornell and myself got an opportunity to take a look at them and found them quite interesting.” -Carl E. Wieman, Professor of Physics, University of Colorado, Nobel Laureate in Physics “My daughter is very interested in your art, my wife and I had to come and visit and see it ourselves. The Land of The Number Zero books are especially interesting.” -Harry Bertoia, sculptor and designer, creator of the chapel at M.I.T. “Years in the making, MCD has developed a kaleidoscope of paintings in The Land of The Number Zero books that are both medieval and modern at the same time. Very dream-like, extremely sensuous, the work is almost a cross between Marc Chagall and Richard Lindner . . The work really is a great menu of visual delights that are well worth the time to linger over, savoring the delightful blends of colors and forms.” -The Straight Creek Journal “The paintings of MCD offer a feast of free association. Some recall German expressionism or Brechtian theater, others suggest the influence of primitive art and surrealist dreams. Many of the acrylics unwind in a spiral from the center of the canvas, like reveries from a genie’s lamp. Using layered, textured paint, and some metallic colors, MCD draws from a palette of deep greens, rust and browns to create a netherworld dotted with haunting faces and shadows. They are mysterious and powerful works.” -Now Magazine, The Denver Post


About the Author

MCD is an artist who has lived in Denver, Colorado for over seventy years with the exception of the years studying art in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico at the Instituto Allende, University of Guanjuato under once World War II soldier, Pinto, who was himself a student after the war of the great Mexican muralist Siquerios. Though MCD does not share Siquerios politics, much of the beginnings of The Land of the Number Zero, MCD's first book, show the positive effects of this classical muralists's complex style and visual persuasion.