Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Art for the day

Self-portrait by Chuck Close

I have found a quiet little treasure lurking on our DishNetwork, called OVATION TV. It's just terrific. I may start recording some of these programs for my class, although I think the vast majority of my students wouldn't have the first clue what any of these programs MEAN.

But I sure enjoy them. Tonight's double-header was a Claes Oldenburg program followed by one about Chuck Close.

Totally, totally cool. I watch these guys and I *get* what they did, and I find myself itching to pick up my paintbrush and say what I feel.

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