Sheila and Peter Blake discuss the evolution of landscape painting, and its eventual development into abstract painting. At the end, Sheila gives a lesson in how to draw landscapes out-of-doors.
Sheila and Tom visit the new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art on American painters, during the 1860’s, influenced by British critic John Ruskin and by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Tom and Sheila visit an exhibition of non-objective art by painter Oliver Lee Jackson, currently on view at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington DC. Together they work out a way to approach art that’s outside of your habitual experience and taste. Oliver Lee Jackson paintings are described as a visual equivalent to jazz. Music by Julius Hemphill.
Original Broadcast: May 18, 2019
Sheila and Tom discuss the experience of Nature and gardens, the gardens of artists, and the gardens in Washington DC, at Dumbarton Oaks.
Broadcast May 4, 2019
Sheila and Tom discuss the fascinating movie by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck: based on the life of painter Gerhard Richter, mixing fact and fiction inextricably. The movie is a work of art itself and a rich source of ideas about a young artist’s development.
Sheila and Tom discuss the art of drawing and Tintoretto’s use of drawing in their review of the Venetian artist’s exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington DC.
Original Broadcast on WOWD-LP: April 6, 2019
Sheila and Tom discuss the exhibit of photographer Dawoud Bey at the National Gallery of Art: the Birmingham Project.
Sheila and Tom talk with Beverley Magennis, ceramic artist and novelist.
Tom and Sheila talk about Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” and other paintings, currently on exhibit at the George Washington University Museum of Art, in Washington DC.