Segment Length: 9 minutes
In-cue: Start with the Touchstones title which introduces the segment (approx. 42:09 into the program).
Out-cue: ... Theres nobody else that paints exactly like her.
The artists visit the featured art museums and discuss paintings they find particularly compelling.
color (complementary colors), composition, contrast and movement, light, pattern, shape
Kentucky Core Content
AH-H-4.1.31, AH-H-4.1.32, AH-H-4.1.33, AH-H-4.1.34
Classroom Activity Idea
Select representative paintings from the three genresfigure, landscape, and still lifeand from the styles of both Realism and Expressionism. To help them better understand the two styles, have students compare and contrast either in a written piece or an oral presentation. They should select their personal preferences and defend their choices.
SEGMENT 1: Origins: When Artists Began and Early Influences on Their Work
SEGMENT 2: Sources of Ideas and Ways To Develop the Painting
SEGMENT 4: Why Art?