Painting

Mark Bradford, Mixed-Media Artist | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2009 MacArthur Fellow Mark Bradford discusses his process of incorporating ephemeral material from urban environments into complex mixed-media works on canvas. Bradford’s pieces are often large, loosely gridded, and map-like in character and reference the communities from which he culls his materials. Through his innovative work, Bradford is developing a means of representing in two dimensions the dynamism and depth of the communities and streets he excavates. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

Painting A Future for Wildlife with Jane Kim and Ink Dwell | KQED Art School

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Jane Kim has painted hundreds of species of animals as a scientific illustrator who creates large scale installations and murals, “inspiring people to love and protect the earth one work of art at a time.” Take a trip to the California Academy of Sciences with Jane Kim as she draws inspiration from their collection and talks about an early obsession with teddy bears that led her to a life of using art to give the natural world a stronger voice.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here! 

Jean Ranstrom: Landscape Artist

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The secret to the vibrant landscapes painted by Jean Ranstrom of Alvarado, MN is fresh air. She is happiest painting outdoors, surrounded by the landscapes she's capturing on canvas.

From Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection at SFMOMA

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Get a sneak peek at the masterworks in the exhibition From Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection at SFMOMA.

360° of Art | Nebraska Stories: "House of Art" Segment

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An Omaha couple’s reputation for adventurous, fearless collecting has raised eyebrows in the art world on a national level. On a modest budget, Laura Vranes and John McIntyre have transformed a love of art into an immense collection of works from a variety of unknown, emerging artists locally and beyond. In the last decade, this middle-class couple has quietly amassed what is said to be one of the most important contemporary art collections in the Midwest, with a focus on street art. With nearly 500 works on display, salon style, art fills nearly every possible space in the house.

The 360° video is a tour featuring 360 Degrees of Art in their living room.

Ken Swinson | Muse Moments

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Painter and printmaker Ken Swinson of Maysville, Kentucky, talks about the inspirations for his art, his interest in experimenting with new techniques, and a mural project for the Bracken County Public Library that helped heal a grieving family.

Sirron Norris and Mona Caron on SF Murals

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Artists Sirron Norris and Mona Caron discuss the motivation behind their large scale murals in relation to the historic WPA murals of San Francisco. Sirron and Mona draw their mural inspiration form artists like Diego Rivera and Anton Refregier. Using their art, they aim to tackle topics like gentrification and different cultural histories. Murals, in their eyes, are the best way to convey topics like these, because the community is involved with the creative process, instead of just being able to see the final product. 

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos!

Writing from Art: August Wilson and Romare Bearden

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This video from August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand introduces the play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, which was inspired by the painting “Mill Hand’s Lunch Bucket” by Romare Bearden.  In the support materials students analyze Bearden’s work and explore ekphrasis—writing from art. 

Victor Cartagena: Visual Arts

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, see how Victor Cartagena draws on memories of the Salvadoran Civil War to create a haunting body of work. Visit with Cartagena as he guides viewers through his artistic process.  

Steve White | Muse Moments

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Steve White was born in Mason County, Kentucky, which borders the Ohio River. In 1976, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art education with a concentration in figure drawing and figure painting. Most of his paintings reflect life on the American frontier, showing scenes such as the Buffalo Trace (the buffalo migration route that extended from northern Kentucky to Indiana), fur trappers, and Native American hunting parties.

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