American 20th-21st Century Landscape Painting



Introduction

This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 20th-21st Century Landscape Painting." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

2011-2016

2006-2010

2004-2005

2002-2003

1997-2001

 

From other websites:

Architectural and Urban Landscape Painting

Building Interiors Painting

Natural Scene Landscape Painting

Midwest Landscape Painting

Northeast Landscape Painting

Northwest Landscape Painting

Southeast Landscape Painting

Southwest Landscape Painting

Southern Landscape Painting

Miscellaneous Landscape Painting

 

Online videos:

The National Academy Museum presents a video archive page contains talks by academicians -- including landscape artist Wolf Kahn -- about their work. Accessed May 2015.

The WGBH/Boston Forum Network is an audio and video streaming web site dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures, including a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations. See listings of related videos in this catalogue indexed by partner name. Wheaton College partnered with the WGBH Forum Network for Six Good Reasons Not To Paint a Landscape, (51 minutes) with Wolf Kahn, landscape artist. [September 19, 2002] Accessed May, 2015.

An Interview with Wolf Kahn, Feb 17, 2011, from Burning Oak Studios. Accessed August, 2015.

 

DVD/VHS videos:

Hudson River Journeys. This video is a 2004 American Public Television exploration of "America's first river," through the eyes of artist Len Tantillo and folk singer Pete Seeger. History comes alive through Tantillo's detailed paintings, and those of 19th-century Hudson River School painters who helped shape the mythos of the American landscape. Hudson River Journeys is an intimate view into the mystique of the river. The program presents a breathtaking look at the Hudson today, celebrating its natural splendor through beautiful scenic vistas captured during each of the four seasons. The documentary is a passionate look at the dedicated people who have made the Hudson River what it is today, and those who are striving to preserve it for the future. (text courtesy of American Public Television)

Land and Landscape: Views of America's History and Culture Follows the history of photography and landscape painting in America. Looks at its beginnings in the 19th century and compares the similarities and differences in modern techniques. Produced by the National Museum of American Art. Guide, workbook, 27-minute video, 15 small prints. Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center.

Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church is a 29 minute 1989 National Gallery of Art video directed by Joseph J. Reis and narrated by Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Curator of American Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. From the 1850s to the 1870s, Frederic Edwin Church was the leading landscape painter in America. This video traces Church's career from his early studies in the Catskills and the Hudson River Valley with the eminent landscape painter Thomas Cole. The program continues through Church's maturity when his grand, all-encompassing paintings of the great natural wonders of the Americas made him one of the nation's most celebrated landscape painters of the 19th century. The program includes live footage of the Catskills and of Church's "final work of art," Olana, his house overlooking the Hudson River. Paintings shown include New England Scenery (1851), Niagara (1857), Heart of the Andes (1859), Icebergs (1861), Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), Cotopaxi (1862), Parthenon (1871), and Morning in the Tropics (1877). This program is also available in the DVD collection: American Art, 1785­1926: Seven Artist Profiles.This DVD is lent free of charge through the National Gallery of Art's Division of Education (go to NGA Loan Materials)

Richard Mayhew: Spiritual Landscapes is a 28 minute L&S video created and produced by Linda Freeman and witten and directed by David Irving. Richard Mayhew paints landscapes. These images have taken root within the the artist's inner spirit and are expressed through oil paint on canvas and watercolor on paper. The landscapes never depict a specific place, but capture a poetic feeling about the land. Are they abstracts? Are they impressions? Are they expressions? Are they landscapes? Only you the viewer, in concert with the artist, can say for sure. ISBN 1-882660-15-3

 

 

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