In conjuntion with Maud Taber-Thomas: Thinkers and Dreamers: An Exhibition of Portraits Inspired by Literature
Maud Taber-Thomas is an artist who specializes in oil paintings and charcoal drawings. Trained in classical drawing and painting at the New York Academy of Art, and with a background in the liberal arts from Bowdoin College and Oxford University, Maud Taber-Thomas draws inspiration for her evocative portraits, interiors, and landscapes from the narratives and characters of classic literature and history. Her works, which range in scale from miniature to larger than life, capture the vibrant light and color of far-off places and distant time periods. Maud Taber-Thomas lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and teaches drawing and painting classes at the National Gallery of Art and the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo. Her drawings and paintings have been shown at a number of galleries in the Washington, DC area and in New York.
For her upcoming show at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Maud has created artworks inspired by such authors as William Shakespeare, Henry James, Stella Gibbons, Charlottte Bronte, Jane Austen, Vita Sackville-West, and Oscar Wilde. Her works particularly feature strong women from literature. A selection of miniature paintings on the backs of New York City Metrocards will also be available, which feature a range of portraits, landscapes and cityscapes, and still lifes.
In her artist talk, Maud Taber-Thomas will bring together three interests that are central to her life and artistic inspiration: historical painting techniques, classic literature, and early music. A live quartet of early music singers will provide examples of the connections she makes between art and music. Maud will discuss how the layering techniques used in her paintings reflect the layering of the voice parts that occurs in polyphonic music of the Renaissance. She will also explore how literary texts give layers of deeper meaning to her artworks.
Thinkers and Dreamers in on view December 2, 2016 - January 7, 2017.
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