Drawing • Painting • Mixed Media • Clayworks • Open Studio • Art Uncorked • Art Lectures
Thursday, September 13
Note later start time for this session!
Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 1571-1610 Italian Baroque Painter
Caravaggio’s paintings combine realistic observations of the physical and emotional states of people with a dramatic use of lighting. They had a profound influence on Baroque painting that transitioned out of Mannerism. Artemisia Gentileschi is a woman painter that Caravaggio influenced.
Register by 9/11
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Thursday, October 11
Artemisia Gentileschi 1593-c.1656 Italian Baroque Painter
Artemisia was a female Baroque painter who is considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation after Caravaggio. She specialized in portraying strong and suffering women. Artemisia’s works demonstrate her great skill in the overall use of color and her use of color in creating depth. “Susanna and the Elders” is one of her most famous works.
Register by 10/09
Thursday, November 8
Georges de La Tour - 1593-1652 French Baroque Painter
La Tour is famous for his carefully planned paintings with nocturnal lighting effects, many from his placement of candles in his compositions. They are warm and charming! His early works show Caravaggio’s influence.
Register by 11/05
Thursday, December 13
Harmenszoon van Rijn Rembrandt - 1606-1669 Dutch Baroque Painter, Draughtsman and Printmaker
Unlike most Dutch masters of the 17th century, Rembrandt’s works depict a wide range of style and subject matter such as portraits of others and self-portraits, landscapes, genre scenes, allegorical and historical works, biblical and mythological scenes as well as animal studies. Also, Rembrandt is regarded as one of the greatest etchers ever.
Register by 12/10
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