Saturday, February 8, 2014

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My studio is at Mount Pleasant and Eglinton.
Please feel free to e-mail me suzannetevlin@sympatico.ca with suggestions
(all my art history courses are combination lecture/tutorials with 3/7 participants) 
@My Studio one can always count on a first rate projected image in a well darkened room                                for all Suzanne's courses click this link ☛☛☛

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I am delighted to be offering another wonderful series of 
8 lectures at 
Campbell House Museum this
November & December

Romanticism 
in 
France, England, Germany & Spain
please see details on my Lecture Schedule page
to register please e-mail 
suzannetevlin@sympatico.ca



Please go to 2016 lecture schedule to see what's up.


I am quite literally on my way out the door, but I thought I'd let people see what I've finally got around to finishing...well almost finishing. 
"Things Seen and Unseen" is 44" X 49" and consistes of oils, encaustic and salvaged metal. It's very heavy, and everytime I work on it I hurt myself. Last time my elbow was sprained, this time my hand. But it's pretty much done. 
A tout a l'heur les enfants....









"Moose" 
 aka "I have called you by your name: You are mine" 
 is now majestically framed and installed in his new home. But don't worry, Moose is not alone. He was accompanied by his entourage, which included "Helga and Olga", "Oceane in A Red Dress", "Jonah and The Whale" and "Like a Beacon". These five paintings joined the already existing group of six large works, making them, now, the largest collection of my works in the world. It used to be a Paris collection followed by a Toronto collection, now it is Toronto, Paris, Toronto. This is a very exciting moment for me.












Recent Media Exposure



 News Flash: I'm Featured in The Guardian !!!

Moose by Moonlight is featured in The Guardian





Please go to 2016 lecture schedule to see what's up.






Recent Exhibitions & Media Exposure:




Here's a lovely digital assemblage of the Kings Place Guardian Exhibition now open in London England. Scroll down to see my Large Bowl of Fruit I .

The London Kings Place Exhibition ran from September 14 to October 9.  Kings Place is a new art complex beside King's Cross Train Station in London. The exhibition was presented by London's world famous Guardian newspaper. The curator was Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones aided by Hayward Gallery curator Gilly Fox. My oversized fruit bowl was included. Four feet of melon, pears and grapes....

I forgot to post this Guardian feature of a painting from my Yellow Road Series. It's called   Listen, Snow Flakes Falling.
Here's the full image...


Here's another Guardian featured drawing, from the same Large Bowl of Fruit Series as the one in the London show...Large Bowl of Fruit with Crow & Murmuration

Now do you understand why I love the Guardian...?




Would you like to see how my Big Landscape: Ghost Ranch series is progressing? I've just finished #7.












Tevlin Talks Art T-Shirts

To order your Tevlin Talks Art T-shirt just send me an e-mail. 
Available in medium or large, they cost $40 each.
They are very, very nice.....as elegant as a T-shirt can be



















July 18

ART CARDS:

All cards are 5" X 7", have a pristine interior - you add the greeting - and come with a white envelope. To order, just e-mail me. 

The "Crow Iconica" series of 5 cards.
The cost for each "Crow Iconica" package of 5 cards is $25.00 + postage.

Crow Iconica, variety pack of 5, $25.00














The "Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows)" series of 4 cards.
The cost for a "Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows)" pack of 4 art cards is $20.00 + postage.



Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows), variety pack of 4, $20.00




















"The Darwin Series" contains 5 cards.
The cost for each "Darwin Series" package of 5 cards is $25.00 + postage. 

 
















"The Weather Series" contains 4 cards.
The cost for  each "Weather Series" pack of 4 art cards is $20.00 + postage 

















Since my return from France I have lectured at:



University of St Michael’s College - Continuing Education
University of Toronto - School of Continuing Studies
University of Toronto - Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series
Woodsworth College, U of T  – Alumni GM
George Brown College Treasures of The World Series - Art: Reflections on Society 
Humber College
Seneca College

The Arts & Letters Club
OCAD Continuing Studies 
Toronto Public Library (Deer Park, Gladstone, Runnymede, Don Mills, Eatonville..)
Toronto Reference Library 

Parsons Paris
Ephrussi Rothschild Museum, St Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Women's Art Association of Canada





I was delighted to be part of the March Break program at       Georgia O'Keeffe's old ranch in New Mexico this year.

Ghost Ranch AIR (Artist Immersion & Rejuvenation)


I'm foolishly excited to see my studio featured in Hyperallergic

My Studio - featured in Hyperallergic - January 10, 2014


This is an article about my work that I forgot to post

An Article About My Work


















Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Genius" Minnie Capsule 1



The Arnolfini Double Portrait
Jan van Eyck
1434
Oil on oak panel
32.4" X 23.6"
National Gallery, London















The French Ambassadors
Hans Holbein
1533
Oil on oak
81"X 82.5"
National Gallery, London




Las Meninas
Velazquez
1656
Oil on canvas
125.2" X 108.7"
Museo del Prado, Madrid






Please go to "Suzanne's Art Courses" to see a complete list of "Genius" paintings and course descriptions.




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Genius" Minnie Capsule 2

The Night Watch
Rembrandt
1642
Oil on canvas
142.9" X 172"
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam



The Death of Marat
Jacques-Louis David
1793
Oil on canvas
64" X 50"
Museum of Fine Art, Brussels



The Third of May, 1808
Goya
Oil on canvas
106"X137"
Museo del Prado, Madrid







Please go to "Suzanne's Art Courses" to see a complete list of "Genius" paintings and course descriptions.

Monday, September 19, 2011

"Genius" Minnie Capsule 3

The Isenheim Altarpiece
Grunewald
1508(12)-1516(15)
Unterlind Museum, Colmar






The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp
Rembrandt
1632
Oil on Canvas
85.2" X 66.7"
Mauritshuis, The Hague



The Doctor's Visit
Jan Steen
1660
Oil on panel
24.8" X 51"
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg





Please go to "Suzanne's Art Courses" to see a complete list of "Genius" paintings and course descriptions.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Artists for A New World: 6 week course

Artists for a New World: 6 Women Artists
Cassatt, Morisot, Valadon, Kahlo, O'Keefe & Carr  

6 weeks  (3 classes in 2011 + 3 classes in 2012)

In December we will look at the very important and beautiful work of three women artists who were major players in the Impressionist movement: Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, and Suzanne Valadon.Then in January a few 20th century gals. Three brilliantly innovative female artists rose, each independently, from three great countries of the New World. Emily Carr from Canada, Georgia O'Keefe from the United States and Frida Kahlo from Mexico greeted the new century in diverse areas of the continent. Born within a few decades of each other, these three women dealt, not only with the new frontiers of their nations, and their gender, but also the new frontiers of the rapidly changing world of 20th century art.

6 weeks (3 classes in 2011 + 3 classes in 2012) 

Tuesdays-11 to 1pm- Dec 6, 13 & 20 - Jan 10, 17 & 24 ⬅ near capacity

Cost $290

POST IMPRESSIONISM & BEYOND: Modern Art Before Picasso

The Impressionists opened the floodgates of artistic innovation and experimentation and things haven't been the same since. This course will concentrate on what happened between the Impressionists and Picasso. We will spend a class on each of the Post-Impressionists: Gauguin, Lautrec, van Gogh, & Cezanne. Then we will then discuss the Fauves, the Symbolists, and the Expressionists, as well as any other major artistic movements of the 19th century, ending just before Picasso.

@ my studio
6 weeks
 






Genius in Focus: The 19th Century

This course starts......
 

WARNING !!! This is a very cool course
The 19th century is one of the most exciting times for change; in industry, science, philosophy, as well as art. In this series of lectures we will discuss some well known Impressionist works as well as work by other artists of the same time but from different movements. There was so much artistic "action" during this time that the various movements occurred in tandem, one with the other. It is this idea of variousness and diversity that will reveal itself to us as we travel the real road that led to change and which in turn led to our own exciting world of contemporary art practice.

We will study the following 6 paintings in  detail.....I have included one topic of discussion for each of these paintings  that may not have occurred to you....

Portrait of a Negress, 1800 (Marie Benoist)  
We will discuss the image of the black female in western art.
The Third of May 1808, 1814 (Goya)
We will discuss Spain, Napoleon & revolution 
Death of Sardanapalus, 1827 (Delacroix)
We will discuss Orientalism and what it tells us about 19th century society.
Olympia 1863 (Manet)
We will discuss 19th century prostitution.
Mlle Lala of The Cirque Fernando 1879 (Degas)
We will discuss the interest 19th century intellectuals and criminologists had in finding a connection between the physical and the psychological.
Vision After The Sermon, 1888 (Gauguin)
We will discuss the influence of mysticism in French painting.


Portrait of a Negress, Marie Benoist
                   We will discuss the image of the black female in western art.

The Third of May 1808, Goya
                         We will discuss Spain, Napoleon & revolution 

Death of Sardanapolus, Delacroix
We will discuss Orientalism and what it tells us about 19th century society.

Olympia, Manet
                             We will discuss 19th century prostitution.


Mlle Lala of The Cirque Fernando, Degas
We will discuss the interest 19th century intellectuals and criminologists had in finding a connection between the physical and the psychological.


Vision After The Sermon, Gauguin
      We will discuss the influence of mysticism in French painting.

PICASSO IN 6 WEEKS:


There is never enough time to discuss the true importance and innovative genius of PP, but I think with 6 - 2 hour lectures we should be able to scratch the surface.The six discussions will cover the following:
His Early Work
The Blue and Rose Periods
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon & Cubism
Olga - Between the Wars
Marie T', Dora Maar & Guernica
The Old Goat


FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM:The Impressionist Victory

Everyone loves the Impressionists, but how many really understand the history and controversy behind the movement. Who were the leaders of the group, those young up-starts who changed our way of looking and thinking about art forever? What was their raison d'etre? Since first created in the 19th century, the freshness and joie de vivre so often portrayed in these Impressionist paintings has had the ability to take viewers to a gentler and more pleasant place, but as always, there is more to it than that. Join Suzanne as she guides you through the aesthetic, psychological, political, and technological innovations of a movement that captured the spirit of the times, as well as the imagination of artists and art lovers throughout the world.

@my studio
6 weeks


Monday, August 1, 2011

CHAGALL & THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE

I fell in love with Chagall during the many lecture tours I gave at the Chagall Museum on the Cote d'Azur. You will too. Humour, folklore, innocence and colour combined to create one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. Pablo Picasso said of Marc Chagall, “When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is." We will discuss the great Russian artists that matured alongside Chagall: Kandinsky, Goncharova, Rodchenko and Malevich. Culturally more eastern and exotic, the Russians coloured and refined the cosmopolitan approach to art that the artists of the French capital had dominatedduring the early years of the 20th century.
@ my studio
6 weeks
Tuesdays-11am to 1pm-Oct 25 to Nov 29
Tuesdays-7pm to 9pm- Oct 25  to Nov 29
Cost $280