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Brueghel, Bernini, Goya, ... Kandinsky

Friday, 10/7 - 11/4 (5 sessions) 1 - 2:30

  • Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center

Course Description

Up Close and Personal: Brueghel, Bernini, Goya, 19th Century Photography and Kandinsky Each of the five weeks will concentrate on one of the five topics in the title. From the 16th century we will look at Pieter Brueghel the Elder of Flanders, a painter and printmaker who lived and worked during the Protestant Reformation. Bernini, an Italian sculptor of the 17th century reflects the Catholic response to Protestantism. Goya, a Spanish painter and printmaker, depicts an emotional reaction to the conditions in 18th century Spain, as the government reels from revolution. Photography, invented in the 19th century, presented the world with black and white images of real events and people. Kandinsky, a Russian painter of the 20th century, was the first artist to transition from images of reality to the abstract. We will view each artist and period, up close and person, examining their lives and their work. Discussion and questions are encouraged; no previous art history is necessary. Instructor: Beverly Hall Smith

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