River Raga Abstract; Canto Series; oil; 30x40in.; 2014

River Raga in Canto Series; oil; 30×40; 2014

   One of my Canto Series of ideographs painted extemporaneously.

Like the  original, nearly incomprehensible  Cantos of Ezra Pound, I created an automatic system of ideographs. .Instead of

words on lines,  I let my mind formed the symbols with colors, shapes and lines. I did not want to

draw pictographs referring to the real world, but more abstract forms. After painting a plein air (on site) scene of

the Mississippi River, I used the brown river color as a background and referred  to the raga, the Indian

music rhythm. Painting by Alois Paul Champagne.   Price upon request.

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Education:  University of New Orleans                New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts Further information: www.apchampagneart.com           2016- New Orleans Art Center, Group Shows, "Transcendence"