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Art Critic John Kemp Interview (2016)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-12-23

Duration: 00:06:13

Subjects: Kemp, John R., 1945- | Authors | Art critics | Arts | Landscape painting, American | Landscapes in art | Painters | Nature


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Kemp, John Interviewee


This segment from the December 23, 2016, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features James Fox-Smith’s interview with art critic John Kemp, the author of “Expressions of Place: The Contemporary Louisiana Landscape.” He discusses: how he chose the thirty-seven artists that are featured in the book; the artists’ motivations for painting the natural world; the artists’ relationship with the landscapes; the paintings’ statements about the artists’ self; and the paintings that focus on urban surroundings.