Window series

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Willie Baucom Grimes (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph Crivy

Abstract: The series of paintings that I have been working on is concerned with views from windows; that is window frames and that which is outside the windows. Each painting combines interiors and exteriors. The viewer sees the paintings as if he were standing in the constructed interiors of a room. He looks outside the window into a world of landscapes and housescapes, into a world of changing seasons and light. The views are not always straight ahead, since I have used different angles looking out the windows. My work combines two of the concepts of painting that I like best. One is the concept of nature evident in the works of the Northern Forest people, the Dutch, Flemish, German, and English painters. Their work has a delightful, intimate quality. The works project a strong feeling of control by the artist and the way he used the brush and paint on the canvas. The strong control does not manifest itself into hard, forceful work. Most of the paint has a freshness in the application that is very free. I am working to develop from the Northern Forest Artist the qualities I find most useful for my work. Another concept that I employ in my work is Cubism. The Cubists express movement and space in their basic geometric form which, for my work, makes some areas easily read, and grasps the attention of the viewer. I have employed some of the same principles that some cubists use; for example, the frame is a basic geometric form and it directs movement in the painting.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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