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Painting: Robert Tharsing

Painter Robert Tharsing talks about how he became interested in abstract painting, which he says was a “natural progression to eliminate imagery and focus on abstraction, on the idea.” He also demonstrates his process of layering paint onto the canvas to create the illusion of depth and a sense of energy.

Classroom activities, discussion questions, and art galleries of Tharsing’s work available on PBS LearningMedia.

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