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The Artist’s Point of View (Part 1)



In these four excerpts from the KET series Looking at Painting, Kentucky artists Sheldon Tapley, Ann Tower, and Robert Tharsing, along with Speed Museum curator Julien Robson, discuss three works of art in terms of each artist’s methods and intentions. First, Tapley visits the Speed in Louisville to analyze Cézanne’s Two Apples on a Table, comparing it to two other Cézanne paintings at the National Gallery: Still Life with Apples and Peaches and House in Provence. Tower discusses what she finds fascinating about Priscilla Johnson, a portrait by Alice Neel also found at the Speed Art Museum. Finally, Robson and Tharsing discuss Jackson Pollack’s Number 1 (Lavender Mist) from the National Gallery of Art. Looking at Painting is a three-part KET series that takes viewers inside the studios of 14 Kentucky artists.

Suggested Uses:

  • Use to spark a discussion about an artist’s methods and intentions.
  • Use as a model of how to look at and respond to a work of art.
  • Use as a model of an instructional museum tour.
  • Use in conjunction with student analysis of artworks found in the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum.

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