Tom and Sheila discuss their lives as artists at this point in their careers.
An exhibit exploring the theme of artists’ manifestos, entitled, Manifesto: Art x Agency, is now at the Hirshhorn museum, in Washington DC.
Our show today will take up these passionate art arguments: the series of Manifestos written over the last century: manifestos for each emergent Avante-Garde: the the Futurists, the Dadaists, the Surrealists, the Objectivists, the Abstract Expressionists…and on into the present era: and what a giddy fountain of words poured forth from these activists!
Sheila and Tom explore the current exhibition at the Freer Gallery, in Washington DC:
Whistler in Watercolor (through Nov 3, 2019), and discuss Whistler’s life and art.
Tom and Sheila, with guest Peter Blake, explore the exhibit now on at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC: “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art”.
Sheila, Tom, and Peter visit the current exhibit at the Phillips Collection, near Dupont Circle, in Washington DC. The exhibit is called, “The Warmth of Other Suns”, and presents seventy-five artists who respond to and represent the experience of migrants and refugees around the world and in history.
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.