The design structure of my paintings with special reference to color, shape, and space

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

Abstract: Design structure is the basic underlying principle found in all my painting. This design structure is not just a well ordered arrangement of colored shapes on canvas, but a balance of expression and disciplined structure. Like many artists in history, my painting is motivated by an insistent need for order and structural design. Experiment has strengthened my realization that the validity of the work is primarily governed by this inner necessity. My way of painting is not unique, but the way I express my ideas on canvas can be unique. This uniqueness of the artistic process is a reflection of the artist's own life and personality. Therefore, I feel that the artist should be able to discuss his work better than most critics and estheticians.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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