Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Something unique about Linden paintings: Williams
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Title: Something unique about Linden paintings: Williams
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 9/18/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199864
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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9OU 'SANDING Guyanese
artist Aubrey Williams told
memiber8 of the Linden Art
Group that he had observed
that there was something
unique about their paintings,
which made them much dif-
ferent from work produced
in Georgetown or other parts
of Guyana. He' said that that
was a good thing, and that
they soldd strive to keep it
that way.
Mr. WtUa made these
remarks n he visited
Linden t members of
the Gr Tuesday.
Earlier this year he had
helped considerably to mount
an exhibition of paintings by
meanbers of the Group in
London, 'and he had come to
Linden to meet those artists
whose paintings and drift-

Something unique about

Linden paintings: Williams

wood sculpture had been ex-
hibited. He reported that the
exhibition had peen highly
successful, ad art lovers
had found the work fresh,
exotic and of a high stand-
He spent almost two hours
talking with the artists about
varied aspects of art, paint-
ing, colours and techniques,
He devoted miich of the dis-
cussion to giving them tips
and suggestions on how to
produce their own paints,

and how to abbieve intensity
of -colour in painting.
One important point the
artist made very emphatic-
ally was that'artists in Lin-
den and other parts of Guy-
ana should not be worried
and bothered about what the
so-called .art critics said or
wrote about their work.
"There is no art critic worthy
of the name in Guyana," he
pointed out. And even if
there were, he eipbasised,
artists should not be distract-

ed by them.
He made it clear to the
artists that "art is painting
what you see, how you see
it and how you feel about
it." They should always, he
added, strive to achieve the
main efect they aim at pto-
jecting, and not be preoccu-
pied about detai]b even of
anatomy and other suc
things. He ured them to
"keep moving all the time
with techniques. Keep deve-
loping y ,urseX, and get to
know more about yourself
and what you can do."

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