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CSULB Art History Lecturer Dr. Julia Friedman publishes article on Bob Ross in The New Criterion

Posted on October 25, 2018 by School of Art

xBobRoss4.jpg.pagespeed.ic.HBQhCm4fpfCSULB Art History Lecturer Dr. Julia Friedman has published article on Bob Ross in the October 2018 edition of The New Criterion. Entitled “Happy trees” and culture-death, Dr. Friedman writes on a recent attempt to instate Bob Ross into the artistic canon. “Bob Ross’s sharp instinct led him to use television as the vehicle for disseminating his gospel of joy. He recognized television’s potential for allowing a single person (or parson) to grant the wishes of a multitude while maintaining an illusion of one-on-one interaction, making everyone feel like the special person in the room.”

 

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