Edwin Redfield, The Peaceful Stream in Winter
John Twachtman, Snow
Willard Metcalf, Winter
A Sample Session
THE EVOLUTION OF PAINTING:
American Impressionism, The Landscape In Winter
10 am to 12 noon on Zoom:
January 12 - March 30, 2022
In this online series Paul DuSold explores how and why great paintings affect us by making copies of master paintings.
By watching the recreation of a master painting from start to finish the viewer sees how the qualities of color, shape, light and space engage the imagination as the painting goes from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece. By seeing the painting develop, the viewer experiences the painting with much greater understanding!
As the painting develops, Paul describes every step of his experience walking in the footsteps of the artist who created the original. Context of social and aesthetic history will also be discussed.
Participants are allowed to ask questions at the end of each session.
Starting Wednesday, January 12 we will be looking at American Impressionist paintings of Winter. The American impressionists created some particularly beautiful depictions of the landscape covered in snow. In this series we will explore the influence of French Impressionism on American painters in the late 19th century and how the Americans adopted this new highly democratic aesthetic and how they differed from the French Impressionists in their relationship to the landscape. The French Impressionists were mostly urban painters; the Americans had a romantic relationship to the world outside of the city.
Wednesday mornings, 10 am to 12 noon
January 12 to March 30. 12 sessions.
The cost for the 12 sessions is $170. You may also purchase 6 sessions for $95, or an individual session for $18.
All who register will receive recordings of each episode. It is not necessary to view the class live.