Monday, August 31, 2009

Ken DeWaard - The Fine Arts Examine the Medical Arts

Of course, most plein air painters focus on landscapes, cityscapes, skyscapes, plants, animals and architecture, but here is something entirely different.

Ken DeWaard participated last year in a project at Chicago-based Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science called "The Fine Arts Examine the Medical Arts."

The university opened its doors to six artists who set up in operating rooms, classrooms and clinics, creating works in oils, watercolor, pastel and graphite.

"Artists, like doctors, observe the physical world. Their sense of curiosity drives their art just like curiosity drives students and physicians here."
- David McKay, curator of the exhibit

Ken also participates in plein air events around the country.

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