The painting All for One, One for All (2011) is vintage Rodrigue – it contains all the elements of his oeuvre within one composition.
He renders the oak trees with the same rules he set for himself in the early 1970s – with hard edges and the trees dissected at the top, so that the sky is small, and defined by shapes beneath the branches. The three dogs appear like Cajun figures, as though they are cut out and pasted onto the landscape, in the same way George Rodrigue’s ancestors were displaced from their Nova Scotia homeland and pasted onto Louisiana. The dogs glow brightly, like ghosts, rather than shadowed beneath the oaks. They appear to float within the landscape, locked in so that they cannot move.
In this newly released print, Rodrigue Studios utilized a 20-color screening process on cotton Coventry Rag paper by a new fine art printing company (pictured). In his first Blue Dog silkscreens, Rodrigue created simpler designs with often more than 10 large areas of solid layered colors by using hand-cut screens and multiple color runs. However, in many of his later prints, Rodrigue used the latest technology available to him in order to reproduce more complicated designs by simplifying the printing process with fewer layered silkscreen colors.
Now, with advances in computer design and printmaking technology, digital artists are able to separate and print the colors appearing in even the most intricate paintings designed by Rodrigue which simulates Rodrigue’s first hand-cut multiple color screening process. The result is a more complex, rich reproduction that closely resembles the stone lithographs on soft rag paper, printed in Paris, France for Rodrigue Studios such as Looking for a Beach House, Blue Dog Oak and most recently the estate release of Mardi Gras Dog.
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