4 episodes

Talks in association with America: painting a nation opening weekend 9 to 10 November 2013

America: painting a nation - exhibition talks Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Talks in association with America: painting a nation opening weekend 9 to 10 November 2013

    Portraits in colonial America

    Portraits in colonial America

    David Barquist, curator of American decorative arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Focusing on Charles Willson Peale’s portrait of the Cadwalader family, find out about early American portraiture and how people chose to represent themselves at the time of colonisation.

    • 27 min
    Finding the American in American art

    Finding the American in American art

    Chris McAuliffe, curatorial consultant for the exhibition
    Find out about the developments, subjects and aesthetic qualities that came to shape America in the first half of the 20th century.

    • 29 min
    American technique and studio practice

    American technique and studio practice

    David Bomford, director of conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Find out about the early painting techniques used by American artists, where these practices came from and how they developed throughout the course of American history.

    • 31 min
    Mapping the American experience

    Mapping the American experience

    PJ Brownlee, associate curator, Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
    Find out about genre paintings and the exquisitely detailed still-life paintings of flowers, letters, books and smoking pipes, which illustrate the social practices and material culture of daily life in 19th-century America.

    • 36 min

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