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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Sam Gilliam's Drape Work

Abstract artists often use color and shape to express emotions or ideas. Using Drape Work, by Sam Gilliam as inspiration, create a color wash painting and sculpture that reveals the hues and movement of your own emotions. Sam Gilliam is an African American artist who works in color field painting and lyrical abstraction. Gilliam lives and works…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Drape Painting Inspired by Sam Gilliam

Push the boundaries of traditional painting with Gilliam’s revolutionary 3D format. Combine painting and sculpture in this abstract art. Sam Gilliam was the first artist to create paintings that weren’t square or rectangular shaped, held tightly in place between wooden frames. He also focused on making paintings without paintbrushes, dipping, dyeing, staining, and splattering his…

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The South on the Road "Drape Work" by Sam Gilliam Travels to the Wexner Center for the Arts

  Sam Gilliam’s Drape Work, a piece in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Permanent Collection, is traveling to the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio to be included in their Inherent Structure exhibition (May 19 – Aug. 12). This draped canvas is a stunning example of Gilliam’s innovative use of paint in…

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