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