JAMAICAN ART: then and now is the revised edition of the first book ever produced on Jamaican Art, tracing the history and development of Jamaica’s multifaceted art movement. It is lavishly illustrated with over 200 full-page, full-colour reproductions of a selection by Jamaica’s most established artists.
Jamaican art is distinctive by its diversity. Artists working in a multiplicity of styles and modes have given it the extraordinary richness and variety which are its strength. The presence of academic, self-taught, surrealist, symbolist, impressionist, expressionist, intuitive or social-realist strains, all bound in one creative drive, bears witness to the fact that Jamaica’s art mirrors the diversity of its culture, its thought and its people.