Reflections of environmental images

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

Abstract: My thesis show consists of oil paintings of my neighborhood environment. I attempted to paint the residential landscape around me as it exists without adding to or taking away any of its objects. In no way did I try to consciously or deliberately interpret any underlying character of the neighborhood and impose personal feelings in my paintings. I began working outdoors following a period spent in drawing from the figure to overcome some inadequacies in my drawing. In working from the figure, I discovered the value of close observation in relating its various parts, each equally important to the whole. When my interest turned to landscape painting, I considered each scene as an integrated object made up of related parts, each part as important as any other to the existence of the whole. So with my earlier experience with the figure, I assigned each element equal importance, painting everything before me.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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