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118: Georgia Culture | Georgia Stories

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Georgia is comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds, that each have an impact on the state's culture. The first segment shows how Mexican Americans celebrate El Dia de los Muertos. The second segment tells briefly about the wide variety of Georgian artists, and then focuses on the work of Howard Finster. The final segment discusses the traditions and symbols of the celebration of Chinese New Year.

Wayne Thiebaud: Visual Arts (Painting)

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Wayne Thiebaud is one of America's most recognizable and critically acclaimed visual artists. His careful studies of everyday objects, figures and landscapes have come to be part of the art world vernacular. In this Spark video produced by KQED, Thiebaud prepares for a traveling retrospective of his work and reflects on a career that has spanned over seven decades. Original air date: March 2009.

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Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: Enhancements

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Artist Buck Paulson demonstrates different techniques to further enhance your paintings.

Nebraska History Moments in Language Arts and Fine Arts

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Nebraska fun facts that are historical, arts related, science and literature based. This content falls under Nebraska State standards for Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts and Language Arts.

Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede | Beach Buff

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Beach Buff is the very first bison created by Hans Gilsdorf within Herd About the Prairie project. He got everything: rubber duck, beach towel, flippers and and goggles.

Painting Portraits with Jeremy Sutton

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Watch as portrait artist, Jeremy Sutton reveals his inspirations, from historical art masters to the passionate subjects of his portraits. Portraits were historically commissioned by either members of the Church or the absurdly wealthy, but Sutton chooses to focus his portraits on the complete opposite -- everyday scenes from everyday members of society, almost as an act of rebellion.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here

Georgians Contribute | Georgia Stories

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In the 20th century, many Georgians have made contributions in music, literature, motion pictures, and art. This segment shows images of people in each category before focusing on Howard Finster, a visionary painter in Summerville. Finster describes a vision he had at age 61 instructing him to paint sacred art. The music groups REM and Talking Heads asked him to create album covers for them. Finster also appeared in a video made by the group Black Hawk who wrote a song about him. His art is in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and the High Museum in Atlanta.

ArtQuest: Talking About Murals with Michael Cooper

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Artist Michael Cooper talks to Dajiah about the inspiration behind his mural, Piecing It All Together.

Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: Composition

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Buck Paulson discusses composition. How an object is placed in a picture. He shows examples and talks about highlights, perspective, contrast and figures.

Islamic Art | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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The Islamic Empire once stretched from the Atlantic Ocean in the West, to India and the borders of China in the East. Over many centuries, the artistic traditions of these different regions merged into an identifiably Islamic style. The traveling exhibition "Palace and Mosque" features a world-renowned Islamic art collection. In this video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, a guided tour of the exhibition by Tim Stanley, senior curator for the Middle East at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, provides a historical perspective and cultural context for understanding Islam through religious art.

For more resources like this, visit the collection Promoting Understanding: Islam.

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