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Kentucky Educational Television
Ideas for Classroom Use: High School/College
Program 2, Segment 1
Origins: When Artists Began and Early Influences on Their Work

SEGMENT 2: Sources of Ideas and Ways To Develop the Painting
SEGMENT 3: Touchstones: Paintings To Which the Artists Relate
SEGMENT 4: Why Art?


Segment Length: 23 minutes
In-cue: Start at the beginning of the program.
Out-cue: “... when they’re having anatomy problems.” (Mark Priest talking)

Description
The featured artists—Patrick Adams, Mark Priest, Guinever Smith, Karen Spears, and Ann Tower—discuss when they first became interested in art, who their earlier mentors were, and which master artists have influenced their painting styles.

Keywords
abstract, abstraction, color, Expressionism, form, German Expressionists, horizon line, light, pattern, Realism, space

Kentucky Core Content
AH-H-4.1.34, AH-H-4.2.39

Discussion Topics
Some questions to ask your students:

  • How do geography and upbringing affect an artist’s work?
  • Based on the definition given by host Robert Tharsing and how the featured artists describe their work, define Expressionism.

Classroom Activity Idea
In the program, Patrick Adams is shown painting with a palette knife. If possible, have students experiment painting the same object with brushes and then with a palette knife. Compare/contrast the two techniques.

Following are some of the particular artists who influenced the featured artists: Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Francisco Goya, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Edward Hopper, J.M.W. Turner, Richard Diebenkorn, Edvard Munch, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh. Students can explore their lives and works for further study.


SEGMENT 2: Sources of Ideas and Ways To Develop the Painting
SEGMENT 3: Touchstones: Paintings To Which the Artists Relate
SEGMENT 4: Why Art?


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