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Pierre Bonnard, The Dining Room in the Country

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Fairfield Porter, Jimmy and Liz

A Sample Session

THE EVOLUTION OF PAINTING:

The French Connection
Fairfield Porter, Edward Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard
 
September 14 – December 14
Wednesday Mornings at 10am 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.

 

Fairfield Porter was a 20th century American painter and art critic.  Porter was a representational painter during a period of complete transformation of the Wester Art World.

 

While New York was replacing Paris as the art capital of the world and Abstract painting was rebelling against the history of oil painting, Fairfield Porter painted quiet, gentle scenes of his personal domestic world.  He was inspired in this pursuit by the artists he most admired: Edward Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard.

 

In this series we will examine the work of Fairfield Porter, Vuillard and Bonnard. Paul will make copies of all three artists.

Time

Wednesday mornings, 10 am to 12 noon

 

DATE

September 14 to December 14. (No Class November 23.) 13 sessions.

FEE

The cost for the 13 sessions is $200. You may also purchase 6 sessions for $120, or an individual session for $20.

 

All who register will receive recordings of each episode. It is not necessary to view the class live.

  • THE EVOLUTION OF PAINTING: The French Connection
    Wed, Sep 14
    Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12 noon on Zoom
    Sep 14, 10:00 AM – Dec 14, 10:00 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.