On December 9 Paul will create a copy of a painting by Christine Lafuente and Christine will join in the meeting.  Christine is a graduate of PAFA and exhibits at Gross McCleaf gallery in Philadelphia.  On December 16 Christine will give us a virtual studio tour and slide presentation of her work.


Exploring how and why great paintings affect us

In this series Paul DuSold explores how and why great paintings affect us emotionally and spiritually! 


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. 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.


The paintings Paul copies are both European and American masterpieces, historical and contemporary, representational and abstract, including the work of contemporary Philadelphia artists.


Starting September 16, Paul will be focusing on 17th century portraits by copying Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Velasquez and Vermeer. The underlying theme in this group is the progress of the individual in European society.


Wednesday mornings 10 am to 12 noon



September 16 to December 16. 13 sessions
(no class November 25)


Price per session $10.
Registration is available for a
single session, a partial 6-session series, or the complete 13-session series.


Recordings of each session will be available by request for those who need to miss a session.  There are no refunds.

THE EVOLUTION OF PAINTING: Exploring how and why great paintings affect us
Sep 16, 10:00 AM
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