Mellencamp by John Mellencamp
Paintings and Reflections

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


John Mellencamp is one if the true Renaissance men of popular music. In the public spotlight for over twenty-five years, with a string of number one hits and multiplatinum records side to his artistic talent that is celebrated in the full-color selection of evocation paintings.Mellencamp began pursuing oil painting in 1988 as a means of further artistic exploration. His first subjects were friends, family, and landscapes reminiscent of the French impressionists, which have since evolved into a personal style of portraiture.Critics have drawn parallels between Mellencamp's work and the dark, shadowy paintings of the German expressionists. Mellencamp believes in art as a means of self-exploration and as an incentive to make people more curious about the world. He has exhibited extensively in the Midwest and the South, and most of his paintings have been purchased for private collections.With seventy-five full-color representations if the artist's favorite paintings, twenty-five black-and-white photographs taken from his personal collection, and an introduction by Billboard magazine's editor-in-chief, Timothy White, Mellencamp: Paintings and Reflections is the perfect gift for any Mellencamp fan or anyone who appreciates fine art. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About John Mellencamp

See more books from this Author
John Mellencamp has deferred all profits from the sale of this book to VH1 Save the Music. The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America's public schools by restoring and supporting music programs in cities across the county. Corporate and private contributions to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation are used to purchase new musical instruments for public elementary schools.
Published November 16, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 160 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for Mellencamp

An aggregated and normalized score based on 14 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review