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Beyond the Paint with Bernadine ROARS into 2020 with a year-long series, expanded episodes, on the contributions by women artists in the United States. Each episode invites you to explore and experience the visual vocabulary in one work of art in a variety of media. Through the prism of diverse women artists, you will become illuminated to new perspectives to common themes, from body image to gender role within the narrative of American life.

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Beyond the Paint with Bernadine ROARS into 2020 with a year-long series, expanded episodes, on the contributions by women artists in the United States. Each episode invites you to explore and experience the visual vocabulary in one work of art in a variety of media. Through the prism of diverse women artists, you will become illuminated to new perspectives to common themes, from body image to gender role within the narrative of American life.

    Episode 72: Marie Watt: Repurposing Blankets and their Stories

    Episode 72: Marie Watt: Repurposing Blankets and their Stories

    Indigenous artist Marie Watt, in collaboration with sewing circles, embroiders objects in flight, both man-made and from nature, onto a canvas of reclaimed, woolen blankets.

    Highlighted in this podcast episode is the work "First Teachers Balance the Universe: Part I: Things that Fly" now on view at Yale Art Gallery (www.yaleartgallery.edu). Learn more about the prolific work of Marie Watt at www.mariewattstudio.com and view all works of art discussed at my website at www.beyondthepaint.net.

    • 14 min
    Episode 71: Sculptor Harriet Hosmer: Queen Zenobia in Chains

    Episode 71: Sculptor Harriet Hosmer: Queen Zenobia in Chains

    19th century artist Harriet Hosmer in her sculpture "Queen Zenobia in Chains" captures the defeated Queen in the moments of her captivity, weighed down by chains as her tormenters paraded her in the streets of ancient Rome. Hosmer conveys through the austerity of marble and Neoclassical style, Zenobia's strength, grace and fortitude of the humiliated captive.

    Visit www.thewadsworth.org to view the work and visit my website www.beyondthepaint.net to view all the works discussed in this episode.

    • 14 min
    Special Announcement from Beyond the Paint

    Special Announcement from Beyond the Paint

    Beginning January 15, Beyond the Paint podcast will ROAR into 2020 devoting every episode to the artistic expression and contributions by women artists in the United States. In this short podcast episode, I share what inspired what will be my year-long, deep-dive into the artistic production by women. Image Credit: Time & Life Pictures, via Getty Images.

    • 2 min
    Episode 70: The Sampler: Lessons in Womanhood

    Episode 70: The Sampler: Lessons in Womanhood

    Engage in visual compositions by 19th century Miranda Robinson and contemporary Elaine Reichek, who employ polychrome fibers and a needle, an assemblage of color, line and iconography in the embroidered work, Sampler.

    Visit Connecticut Historical Society to view the well-preserved Sampler by Miranda Robinson at www.chs.org and view the prolific work of contemporary artist Elaine Reichek at www.elainereichek.com. Reichek's "Sampler (Kruger/Holzer)" can be viewed at Whitney Museum of American Art, www.whitney.org.

    • 10 min
    Episode 69: Liza Lou, "Kitchen"

    Episode 69: Liza Lou, "Kitchen"

    Enter into Liza Lou's "Kitchen," an installation of a "seemingly" ordinary kitchen, every surface is encrusted in glass beads; a dialogue about materials and the "feminine" domain.

    Please learn more at www.thewhitney.org; www.lizalou.com You can also see an image @beyondthepaint on Instagram and www.beyondthepaint.net

    • 7 min
    Episode 68: John Brewster, Jr: The Visual World of a Deaf Portrait Artist

    Episode 68: John Brewster, Jr: The Visual World of a Deaf Portrait Artist

    Enter into the silent, visual world of 18th century American, itinerant portrait artist John Brewster, Jr and his painting, "Portrait of a Girl with a Bird;" his subject little Mary Ann Patten Monson.

    You can view the image at New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) https://nbmaa.org/.
    Learn more about the American School for the Deaf at https://www.asd-1817.org/

    • 7 min

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