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11 WalterGropiusMasterArtist Series Presents Koo Schadler Exhibition Continues through April 5 2015 Public Presentation March 26 2015 at 7 p.m. Workshop titled The Still Life in Egg Tempera on March 27-29 2015 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This workshop is full. About the Artist Koo Schadler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University Boston MA in 1984. After graduating she traveled ex- tensively throughout Europe settling in Florence Italy to pursue her studies in art history and painting. Schadler returned to the states in 1986 and moved to California. There she was introduced to egg tempera one of the oldest painting techniques by Chester Arnold at the College of Marin. She moved east in the 1990s to a small town in southern New Hampshire. With a deepening commit- ment to the techniques of the Old Masters Schadler studied oil painting with husband and wife duo Numael and Shirley Pulido renowned for their understanding of classi- cal painting principles while mastering egg tempera on her own. She established a studio and now pursues full-time the study and cre- ation of egg tempera paintings and silverpoint drawings. Schadler is a Master Painter of The Copley Society of Boston a contributing editor at The Artists Magazine and a board member of the International Society of Tempera Painters. Schadler writes and lectures on egg tempera and teaches tempera and gesso-making work- shops around the US and abroad. Schadlers paintings and drawings are in more than 400 private and corporate collections and many museums nationwide. Her work is represented by the Arden Gal- lery in Boston MA and Trees Place in Orleans MA. About the Artists Work Koo Schadler favors the pre-Renaissance medium of egg yolks powdered pigment and water to create astoundingly detailed in- tensely colored egg tempera paintings of the natural world. Em- ployed by artists from Botticelli to Wyeth egg tempera paint is generally applied in scores of diluted thin often transparent lay- ers of color. As the image builds the interaction of these layers of color creates the rich luminous look and brilliant surface unique to tempera paintings. Schadlers masterfully executed works draw inspiration from the compositions and traditional settings of Northern and Italian Renaissance paintings. However the com- mon cast of biblical characters is replaced by birds bugs frogs terrapins rabbits and other creatures. Like a medieval manu- script illuminator Schadler often incorporates lettering into her work juxtaposed with the minutiae of nature. In her artist statement Schadler writes I became a painter because of my love for craftsmanship and my love for Old Master painting. My love for the natural world gives me my subject mat- ter. These inspirations are fundamental and sufficient to explain all the artwork I produce. My artwork gives me the opportunity to quietly observe nature. Animals particularly the quiet and in- conspicuous varieties are among my favorite subjects. They are visually interesting and beautifully patterned mysterious and un- knowable of infinite value to humans and the world at large. I enjoy placing them at center stage. To me there is nothing as well- designed as the alphabet as geometrically pure as a seashell as visually graceful as a flower or as decorative as a spotted bunny. Koo Schadler All that is Harmony n.d. Egg Tempera on true gesso panel 11.5 x 10.75 17 x 16.5 x 1.75 framed. Image courtesy of the artist.