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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Cicada Woods, 1950-59; Watercolor, charcoal, and chalk on paper, 40 1/2 x 52 inches; Museo, Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Cicada Woods, 1950-59; Watercolor, charcoal, and chalk on paper, 40 1/2 x 52 inches; Museo, Fundación Colección Thyssen-BornemiszaMadrid

Lecture / Discussion  |  My Appreciation of Watercolor: A Personal View with Tullis Johnson

Tullis Johnson: Don’t Think About the Medium

Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:30–1 pm

In an interview from 1959, Charles Burchfield told interviewer John D. Morse, “I couldn’t possibly tell anybody how to paint in watercolor….I told them: ‘Don’t think about the medium. What you’re trying to say is much more important than what you’re saying it with.” This presentation will focus on Burchfield’s unique use of the watercolor medium. Unfinished works that reveal his technique and other works that might be called multimedia will be examined and discussed.

Free with gallery admission.

Questions: Email Kathy Shiroki or call 716-878-3549.

 

Part of the International Center for Watercolor Lunchtime Lecture Series

Enjoy a lunch at the Burchfield Cafe before attending My Appreciation of Watercolor: A Personal View lecture series from 12:30-1:00 p.m. Watercolor presentations are held on the first and third Fridays starting October 4 – December 6 in the conference room.