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MOSAIC OF ART - Episode 41; April 24, 2011

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Bass Museum of Art Education Director, ADRIENNE VON LATES, is today's guest. In speaking about the artist whose work is featured in the exhibition, Nudist Museum, she says,

"ELLEN HARVEY started out as a lawyer at Yale and decided she wanted to indulge her passion for painting.  She remembers that when she was 10 years old, going to a museum with her parents, she was fascinated by all the nudity. She just fixated on all the flesh and she knew she was being naughty...
The Bass Museum has a substantial collection that features work from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, but they like to give contemporary artists the opportunity to create new work in response to the old.  
"...so we gave her mostly black and white photographs or jpegs of low resolution... she started working in grisaille or grayscale and only highlighted the fleshy parts that she loved."
Learn more about this intriguing project in today's recorded conversation.