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Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop Previous Broadcasts

James Abbott McNeill Whistler's Venetian Etchings (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

David travels to beautiful Venetian locations that inspired provocative, iconoclastic artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) during his transformative trip in 1879-1880. Whistler's fame from the etchings that he created in the backstreets of Venice helped rehabilitate his artistic reputation after a disastrous libel trial with noted art critic John Ruskin. David demonstrates a dry point on a copper plate alongside a canal, the Rio de San Barnaba, located near Whistler's first studio at the Ca' Rezzonico, demonstrating Whistler's brilliance in graphic design.

John Singer Sargent's Venice (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) travels to Venice many times over a 40-year period and paints dazzling plein air watercolor landscapes, turning away from portraiture. David paints a watercolor demonstration at the famous Piazza dei Giovanni e Paolo, the same scene painted by Sargent and centuries of painters, exploring his color theory and painting technique.

Francesco Guardi's Venice (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

David travels to many magical locations in Venice that were painted by the great 18th century Venetian landscape painter, Francesco Guardi (1712-1783). David creates a pen and ink drawing and wash of the beautiful baroque church, Santa Maria della Salute, discussing Francesco Guardi's use and understanding of perspective. He then travels to Guardi's home district of the Cannaregio and paints an oil demonstration of the same canal scene painted by Guardi and the famous painter, Canaletto, exploring Guardi's spirited brushstrokes and expressive skies.

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