An exhibition of paintings

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

Abstract: In this group of thesis paintings, I have explored some relationships between geometric units and organic forms of the human figure. The compositions are based on certain historical works (e.g. Matisse, Botticelli) in which variety of shapes, use of space, juxtaposition of forms, linear movements, and color associations suggest an inexhaustible supply of relationships that are relevant to the intentions of each thesis painting. I have chosen a particular historical work as a natural starting point, as another artist might select a certain landscape, set up a still-life, or choose a photograph. The work was not chosen, however, because it was my favorite painting by that particular artist, but because it offered a range of provocative possibilities for my exploration. Many pictorial elements in the original works, although they may have influenced my selection, have not proven necessary or of personal importance in the thesis paintings. There exists in my paintings no study of academic perspective, of real or atmospheric space, of surface modeling governed by a certain flow of light, nor of a certain color-to-real-object balance.

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Language: English
Date: 1968

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