Painting

MN Original | Painter Aziz Osman

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Trained as an architect and painter for over two decades in Italy, Aziz Osman returned to his native Somalia only months before the outbreak of civil war. Barely escaping the conflict, he and his family made a new home in Minnesota. Learn about the effects of the Somali Civil War on Aziz Osman’s life and process and create a work of art with limited resources. For more MN Original resources, click here.

New Mexico's Segesser Hide Paintings

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This video discusses the two Segesser hide paintings in the collection of the New Mexico History Museum that provide an intriguing snapshot of colonial life in the American southwest. Painted in the early 1700's, they tell a story of a battle where the Spanish, French, Apache, Oto, Pawnee, and Pueblo Indians fought over resources and territories. Former director of the New Mexico History Museum Tom Chavez shares his unique insights. Featured is traditional music La Jeyana, by Rosanna Otero, an Indita courtesy of Enrique Lamadrid's archives.

Jim Dee | Muse Moments

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Jim Dee was born in Chicago and has lived in and around the city his entire life. He studies art at Illinois State University and was a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools for ten years before deciding to devote full time to his art.

Off: Lauren Zoll | The Art Assignment

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Indianapolis-based artist Lauren Zoll challenges us to see what we find when we turn off our screens.

Industrial Titans and Art Collection in the Gilded Age | Treasures of New York: "The Frick Collection"

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Learn about Henry Clay Frick and his vast art collection in this video from Treasures of New York: “The Frick Collection.” Like many of his contemporaries, Frick rose from humble beginnings and made a fortune during the industrial revolution. He used his wealth to purchase European artwork by the “Old Masters” and built his New York home to display his acquisitions. After his death, his home became a museum, The Frick Collection. Through support materials, including a student handout, discussion questions, classroom activity, and teaching tips, engage students in a study of the motivation behind art collection during the Gilded Age and how the practice still resonates today.

David Choe: Graffiti Art

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Explore the street art of Bay Area graffiti artist David Choe. In this Spark video produced by KQED, Choe searches for a new art direction after a run-in with the law and a spiritual awakening. Original air date: July 2004.

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Brandon Smith | Muse Moments

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Brandon Smith grew up in rural Kentucky on a small cattle farm. He discovered cows as an artistic inspiration while in graduate school at the University of Cincinnati, where he majored in painting. Smith, now a senior lecturer of art at the University of Kentucky, continues to paint cows and rural landscapes in his own unique way.

Exquisite Corpse: Hugo Crosthwaite | The Art Assignment

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This week we come to you from Rosarito, Mexico AND Chicago, IL to bring you an assignment from Hugo Crosthwaite. Hugo asks you to create a collaborative drawing by playing the Surrealist game Exquisite Corpse.

MN Original | Painter Paul Peterson

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Paul Peterson paints images of Colombia to connect to his heritage. Reflect on your own heritage through art.

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Collage and Connections to History | Art in the 21st Century: "Secrets"

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Examine artist Elliot Hundley's collage techniques in this clip from Art in the 21st Century: "Secrets." The artist describes his thought process when appropriating historical works or his own previous art for use in a new collage. Hundley also uses images of his completed paintings as substructures for new projects, and he talks about the evolving nature of his art.

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