Looking at Painting

Looking at Painting

University of Kentucky art professor Robert Tharsing hosts a look at the working processes and inspirations of 14 accomplished Kentucky painters. The programs focus on three major art movements, using the work of these contemporary Kentucky artists as well as Old Masters as examples. Tharsing visits the painters' studios as well as the University of Kentucky Art Museum in Lexington, the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. A 2001 KET production.

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Abstraction

56:59 | #103 | First Aired: December 5, 2001

Paint and process take precedence over image in the work of five Kentucky abstract painters: Nancy Cassell (Union), Henry Chodkowski (Louisville), Gerald Ferstman (Lexington), Sam Gilliam (Louisville and Washington, DC), and Ivan Schieferdecker (Bowling Green).

Expressionism

56:40 | #102 | First Aired: December 4, 2001

Five Kentucky painters whose work falls between realism and abstraction—Patrick Adams (Nicholasville), Mark Priest (Louisville), Guinever Smith (Louisville), Karen Spears (Lexington), and Ann Tower (Lexington)—explain how they infuse the observed world with personal emotions and intellectual concerns.

Realism

55:01 | #101 | First Aired: December 3, 2001

Four Kentucky realist painters—Gaela Erwin (Louisville), Dal Macon (Whitley County), Laurin Notheisen (Bowling Green), and Sheldon Tapley (Danville)—illustrate how the real world inspires and informs their work.

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