The colored people

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Mark Tillotson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Carl Goldstein

Abstract: The exhibition consists of paintings, drawings, and a few accompanying lithographs. The exhibit is entitled "The Colored People." There is no connotation or reference of racial overtones. What is being considered here are the psychological dimensions of color theory; colors' mental and emotional expressive values. All the works are executed with acrylic paint, acrylic washes, cray-pas (oil-based crayons), and Ebony pencil on white arches paper and the same materials on raw and primed canvas. No preliminary sketches are made. The usual method is to begin by executing a contour line drawing with Ebony pencil, then by filling it in coloring book style with flat two-dimensional colored areas; then working back into the colored area with penciled arabesque lines. Frequently a deliberate line accents a painterly area to create a tension based on contrast. There is no illusion of physical reality or naturalism. Like Redon, I often ignore the physical rules of the universe and of drawing by flattening perspective, negating gravity, and ignoring natural light.

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Language: English
Date: 1974

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