An exhibition of paintings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth Rean Watson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gilbert Carpenter

Abstract: This document is a record of a thesis exhibition held in the Weatherspoon Gallery April 25 through May 15, 1965. The thesis is an exhibition of two pieces of sculpture and seventeen oil paintings chosen from among the works I have completed as a graduate student. All of the pictures are produced on canvas except one, "'Winthrop with the Rout of San Romano,” which is painted on a small wooden panel. Portions of this painting are taken from three famous battle paintings of San Romano by the Italian Renaissance artist, Ucello. Thirteen of the canvases are stretched across wooden stretchers, but three of them, which I have termed "mural panels," hang in the exhibition somewhat in the manner of tapestries or scrolls from the ceiling. They are attached both above and below to wooden cross pieces, but not at the sides. These three panels are sections, which I have selected for the exhibition, of a continuous wall decoration, for an entire room, which is at this time partially completed. Eventually these panels will be affixed permanently, with others, to the walls of that room. One of the sculpture heads was fashioned directly in clay from a model. 'The other head was cast in plaster in a mold of fourteen pieces made from the original clay one. Each of them is painted in oil colors, one predominantly in yellows, the other in blues.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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