Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Friday May 26, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Miles Harvey

 

continued

Le Moyne's work and reputation, however, were not quite so lucky. Miles Harvey tells us his own process of discovery and lets us recover this forgotten life much the way he did. Although known by specialists for his narrative of his time in Florida, Le Moyne was remembered mostly as the artist whose paintings or sketches had become the basis for Dutch engravings of native life in the New World. Le Moyne may indeed have created the only record we have of the daily life of native Floridians before they succumbed to the diseases introduced by the Europeans. After his return Le Moyne turned to botanical illustration, almost a century before that art form became popular. Those collections of illustrations have been neglected until the last few years, when the few that have been found are finally demanding fortunes at the big auction houses. After being forgotten for over 400 years, Le Moyne has finally been rediscovered. Most of us will owe that rediscovery to Miles Harvey, who reads from Painter in a Savage Land at Shaman Drum on Wednesday, June 25.

[Review published June 2008]    (end of article)

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Not Quite a Sanctuary
Mayor Taylor would rather call us "welcoming."
James Leonard
A Big Vacancy
Opportunity at Briarwood and other marketplace closings
Sally Mitani
Agave Arrives
In a seamless transition from Sabor Latino
Terry Gallagher
Nightspots: B-Side
Photo: The Chenille Sisters at Water Hill
Crime Map
A clickable, zoomable map
Coffee Shuffle
Burns Park loses-and gains-a micro-café
Sally Mitani
Vulfpeck
Music nerds
Patrick Dunn
Ann Arbor Art Center
I Spy: March 2017
Sally Bjork
Shehan-Shah?
Question Corner: May 2017
Tim Athan
Grillin' 2017 June 11th, 3-8pm - Ann Arbor MI
Victors for art at the university of Michigan Museum of art
Grillin' 2017 June 11th, 3-8pm - Ann Arbor MI