I was enthralled when I first saw George Rodrigue's Blue Dog back in the 90s . Simple, bold, obviously impassioned, I "got "what excited dog and art lovers about his work. Over the years, truth be told, I'd become a little bored with the image. I felt like, ok, what's new?
Yesterday I watched the short film Rodrigue: A Man & His Dog by David DuBos (narrated by Whoopi Goldberg), and I fell in love all over with Blue Dog.
I won't say too much except take a few minutes and watch it. Discover Rodrigue's elegiac efforts to depict his beloved Tiffany (Blue Dog's real name) traveling across time and throughout the universe searching for Rodrigue and their life together. Clearly the artist is doing the same through his paintings. It's beautiful, heart wrenching and profoundly moving. Enjoy.
Rodrigue has also just released two new silkscreens in signed limited editions of 100.
Both are available at GeorgeRodrigue.com.