An explanation of five thesis paintings

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

Abstract: In this portion of my thesis I am attempting to speak objectively about five of my paintings: Self-Portrait with Rain Hat, Figures Three, Man at Table, Two Nudes, and Composition Jimmy. An explanation of the technical processes of the figure paintings is my primary concern. I have intentionally evaded a discussion of the purpose of my paintings because as a young painter I have not crystalized a philosophy of art. Each work originated in a different manner and evolved to a finished product representing a solution to a problem in creativity. Two media, oil and acrylic polymer paint, were used to portray these figures. Presented in chronological order the painter intends to show growth through five examples of artistic endeavor spanning a one-year study. The thesis includes an introduction, an account of the technical approach to the above mentioned paintings, and a catalogue of works in the exhibit accompanied by color slides.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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