Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop
David Dunlop is an Emmy award winning nationally acclaimed painter, art historian, and teacher who has lectured throughout the country, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His paintings are in many national and international private and corporate collections. ARTnews wrote that David has the "enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge of BBC host Jacob Bronowski and the geniality of late Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin," and his engaging and entertaining manner makes the artists and their paintings come alive.
Inspired by David Dunlop's infectious enthusiasm and encyclopedic knowledge, Landscapes Through Time combines art, history, travel, philosophy, science and technique to explore the lives and art of 13 different artists or groups of artists, creating a new way for artists as well as a general television audience to experience and visually participate in the power and magic of the act of artistic creation. In each program David travels to beautiful, iconic locations that were sources of inspiration for these master painters, such as Monet's water lily garden in Giverny, Van Gogh's asylum in Provence, and the Hudson River Painters' Kaaterskill Falls in New York.
David first presents the personal, artistic, and historic context in which the artists' worked and examines the evolution of their artistic lives. He then places his easel at the exact locations where the artists set theirs and paints the same scenes, demonstrating the individualized style and techniques of each painter while discussing artistic, technical, optical and perceptual insights. He explains each step of the process - showing how they painted - and reveals techniques and secrets of the masters. Finally, David briefly works with one of his students to incorporate those techniques into their own painting.
Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop Previous Broadcasts
Van Gogh's at Saint Remy De Provence (Episode #101)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 12:30 PM
David takes us through the tumultuous, penultimate year of van Gogh's life - 1889, spent in the asylum of St. Paul de Mausole at St. Remy. David demonstrates the personally expressive palette and brushwork of van Gogh while describing van Gogh's uniquely spiritual and impassioned intentions for painting. David demonstrates van Gogh's drawing techniques as a preparation for his paintings, reveals his connections to Dutch landscape painting and Impressionist color, and shows how he employs these ideas with expressive, moving gestures in the landscape of van Gogh.
The Woodland Streams of the Hudson River Painters (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 12:30 PM
David travels to a secluded woodland stream in New England, following in the footsteps of Hudson River painters such as Thomas Cole (1801-1848) and Asher Durand (1796-1886). David paints an oil study of the intimate stream in a setting of dense and dappled foliage, demonstrating techniques of painting water and woods used by the Hudson River painters to convey emotion as well as inspiration.
The Tide Pools at Winslow Homer Prouts Neck, Maine (Episode #207H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 12:30 PM
David visits another location on the rocky shores of Prouts Neck, Maine, where the famously enigmatic Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived for the final 27 years of his life and painted some of his most recognizable, theatrical, and iconic seascapes. David explores the calm tide pools swirling around the rocky shores and discusses Homer's techniques and palette as he paints an oil painting of the shores of Maine from the rocks.