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Galante, Before the Work

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Exon, Lookout

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Patrick Connors, Waterworks

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Bielen

THE EVOLUTION OF PAINTING:

Four Contemporary Philadelphia Painters
Frances Galante, Stanley Bielen, Patrick Connors and Randall Exon
 
January 17 to April 10 (13 classes)
Wednesday Mornings,10am-Noon on Zoom

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.

I have had the good fortune to know these four Philadelphia artists personally. They are all representational painters with different relationships to the traditions of oil painting – specifically the balance of Classicism and Romanticism present in the work of each. These two traditions are seen in their work either explicitly or implicitly.

Frances and Patrick both passed away prematurely. Stanley and Randy are currently working in the Philadelphia area. We will talk with Stanley about his work and the work of Patrick Connors. We will also be joined by Randy as well as Christine Lafuente who will tell us about her long, close friendship with Frances.
In addition, Stanley Bielen has offered to have our group come to his studio for an in person visit.

 

I’m very much looking forward to exploring the work of these important artists.  I hope you will join me.
 

Price:

The price for the 13 sessions is $195

Time

Wednesday mornings, 10 am to 12ish on Zoom

 

DATE

January 17 through April 10 (13 classes)

FEE

The cost for the 13 sessions is $195.

 

Everyone who registers will receive a recording of the class each week.

  • THE EVOLUTION OF PAINTING: Four Contemporary Philadelphia Painters
    THE EVOLUTION OF PAINTING: Four Contemporary Philadelphia Painters
    Wed, Jan 17
    Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12 noon on Zoom
    Jan 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Apr 10, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12 noon on Zoom
    Jan 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Apr 10, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12 noon on Zoom
    By watching the recreation of a master painting from start to finish the viewer sees how the qualities of color, shape, texture, light and space engage the imagination as the painting goes from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece.

A Sample Session

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