Cardboard Chronicles: The Biblical Art of Rudolph Bostic
By John Kohan

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The show rents for $400 /month, with a minimum of 4 weeks per venue. With the rental of two months the third month is free.  

Cardboard Chronicles: The Biblical Art of Rudolph Bostic brings together twenty-three paintings from one of America’s most amazing self-taught artists. His vibrant images, rendered in enamel and house paint with a shimmering glossy finish on cardboard and his flamboyant use of color put him in a category all his own.

Rudolph, who lives in Savannah, Georgia, says that his inspirations come from many sources, “especially the Bible and reproductions of the works of the masters such as Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.” Bostic’s work was featured in the 2005 inaugural exhibition of the Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art in Savannah, GA, and his art is in the permanent collection of the High Museum in Atlanta, GA. Some of the most prestigious southern galleries of folk art represent Bostic’s paintings.

Cardboard Chronicles begins with The Creation of Adam, Adam and Eve Naming the Animals and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, then turns to the colorful story of Noah. Many of his paintings portray the life of Christ. Comforting Mary (Annunciation) begins this journey, and Nativity with Angel portrays the incarnation of the Lord. Peace Be Still is a stunning interpretation of his encounter on the Sea of Galilee with his disciples, and The Last Supper is a real testimony to the influence of historical art on Bostic’s work. The show includes images of the death of Christ; Crucifixion, Pietà, and Lamentation/Two Women at Jesus’ Death. Angels Receive Orders from Jesus offers us the finale to Cardboard Chronicles: The Biblical Art of Rudolph Bostic.

1.
Creation of Adam 13 x 17 1/2
2.
Adam and Eve Naming the Animals

19 x 32 1/2

3.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

39 x 16 1/2

4.
Noah with the Animals and Angels

29 x 15 1/2

5.
Noah’s Ark

23 1/4 x 38 1/8

6.
Abraham and Isaac

24" diameter

7.
Moses at the Rock

24 1/2 x 28

8.
Jonah Tossed Overboard

23 x 26 1/2

9.
King David 26 3/4 x 13 1/4
10.
Comforting Mary (Annunciation) 26 1/2" x 32, enamel on cardboard
11.
Nativity with Angel

24 3/4 x 19 5/8

12.
Peace/Jesus Calms the Sea

26 3/4 x 24, 2004

13.
Christ the Good Shepherd

14.
Lazarus Resurrected 26 1/4 x 13 1/2
15.
Wrestling with the Angel

22 1/2 x 22,

16.
Last Supper

24 x 42 1/2

17.
Judas 17 3/4” x 18 1/2” enamel on cardboard
18.
Crucifixion

30 x 29, 2004

19.
Angels Surround Christ on the Cross

26 1/2 x 21 1/2

20.
Lamentation/Two Marys at Jesus’ Death

17 x 27

21.
Pietà

24 x 19

22.
Lake of Fire/Angels Thrown from Heaven

24 3/4 x 15 1/4

23.
Angels Receive Orders from Jesus

30 x 23 1/2





1. Creation of Adam
2. Adam and Eve Naming the Animals
3. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil



4. Noah with the Animals and Angels
5. Noah's Ark
6. Abraham and Isaac



7. Moses at the Rock
8. Jonah Tossed Overboard
9. King David



10. Annunciation, Comforting Mary
11. Nativity with Angel
12. Peace: Jesus Calms the Sea



13. Christ the Good Shepherd
14. Lazarus Resurrected
15. Wrestlng with the Angel



16. Last Supper
17. Judas
18. Crucifixion



19. Angels Surround Christ on the Cross
20. Lamentation/Two Marys at Jesus’ Death
21. Pietà


22. Lake of Fire/Angels Thrown from Heaven
23. Angels Receive Orders from Jesus

The show rents for $400 /month, with a minimum of 4 weeks per venue. With the rental of two months the third month is free.  

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