How To Read A Painting: From Historical Narratives To Abstract Expressionism
SU Shortcourse /
Fridays July 28 - July 28 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This class will be held Friday, July 28th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Allison Taylor
Participants will examine five paintings from 1851 - 1953 and, using visual analysis techniques, learn to read these works. Presented chronologically themes such as historical narratives as political propaganda, landscape painters as environmentalists, emblematic portraiture during WWI, surrealists fascination with chance and abstract expressionism as quintessentially American will be explored. Participants will not only delve into the art historical significance of these works but also examine them compositionally. The five paintings are: Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers by Bingham; Sierra Nevada by Church; Iron Cross by Hartley; Eye of Silence by Ernst; Sleeping Effort by Pollock. (The cost of this program is $10.)