December 01, 2010
Nov. 28, 2010 - Creating Ancient Embellishments
Barbara was awarded a commission to create 17 mural size paintings for the dining room of Royal Caribbean International's Allure of the Seas. The three-story "Adagio" dining room where Rogers’ work is featured is the "must see space" on the Allure. The largest of the murals is 27 feet high and 17.5 feet wide. The other sixteen murals are 4 feet by 10 feet.
The murals celebrate the diversity of the world in keeping with the theme of the ship, “The Cultures of Our World”. Each piece is a dramatic blending of colors, textures and ornamental shapes that feature the beauty and richness of both nature and traditions in countries recently visited by the artist. Gardens in Bali, Japan, South Korea, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil Europe, the United Arab Emirates and India inform and inspire her forms and color relationships. The oil on canvas paintings were created in Rogers' studio in Tucson.
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