The void and tensions in landscape painting

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anne Mercer Kesler (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Robert Partin

Abstract: I believe that every artist must have a subject to paint, whether it be landscape, figures, still life, or himself. The relationship of the artist to the subject is more important than tae subject alone. By painting what is familiar, what excites, what really means something deep inside oneself, something will be said which will concern others. And in my opinion, every artist wishes his work to concern others. Landscape is the subject with which I feel the strongest affinity. I believe that I see the landscape in a new way, which in turn may help others to experience it more fully. Paul Tillich has said: "There is something in this landscape which you would never see without the painter, and this is what art has to do, anyway." 1

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Language: English
Date: 1959

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