Segment Length: 10 minutes
In-cue: Start at the beginning of the program.
Out-cue: I was trying to imitate ... (in reference to Edward Hopper)
Host and painter Robert Tharsing introduces the series and briefly describes realism. The four artists featured in the programGaela Erwin, Dal Macon, Laurin Notheisen, and Sheldon Tapleygive brief accounts of how they became involved in making art, who inspired them, the training they received, and where they derive ideas for their work.
aesthetics, composition, figure painting, landscape, still life, Realism
Kentucky Core Content
Some questions to ask your students:
- How does the way artists see the world seem to be different from the way ordinary people see it?
- Is there someone in your family who has supported your particular interests and talents? Who was that person? In what way has he/she shown support?
Classroom Activity Idea
Following are additional periods of art and artists to explore. Have students do an online or book search for these terms and provide a brief oral summary of what works look like by artists listed or of the common look of works from the chosen historical period or art movement.
- Historical periods or art movements: Impressionism, Renaissance, Baroque, Abstract, Conceptual
- Artists: Michelangelo, Jan van Eyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Thomas Eakins, Jasper Johns, Pieter Brueghel, Raphael, Richard Diebenkorn, Arshile Gorky, Edward Hopper
SEGMENT 2: Process: How Artists Paint
SEGMENT 3: Ideas: How Artists Choose What To Paint
SEGMENT 4: Touchstones: Measuring the Value of Artworks
SEGMENT 5: Ideas: Furthermore