In this 30-minute documentary William Dunlap talks about his art and his inspiration: the American landscape.
It details the creation of his Corcoran Panorama, commissioned for the rotunda of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Done in the tradition of the old cycloramas (such as the famous one in Gettsyburg of the great battle) Dunlap brings to life—in a modern vein—this forgotten art form. The artist is seen at work in his studio, roaming the countryside, surveying the hanging of his panorama all the while talking art, life, and the landscape. The audience gets a rare opportunity to plumb the thoughts of a contemporary artist. Bill Dunlap is often seen on Washington's PBS station WETA.
Produced in co-operation with Mississippi Educational Television.