Thursday, October 30, 2008

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

Today John Morra gave a wonderful lecture and slide show about Chardin and his influence on 18th century painting. This was the fourth lecture in the Artists on Artists Lecture Series, in which real contemporary artists come talk to us about their favorite historical artists. The lectures are open to the public, and we have cookies! The next one is TBA but I'll let you know ahead of time as soon as we find out.

In September, Sean Forester gave two lectures, the first was about Greek sculpture and it's influence on painting. The second was about 19th century Russian painters. Sean is Director of Art History and Humanities at The Florence Academy of Art.

Laocoön and his sons
, also known as the Laocoön Group. Marble, copy after an Hellenistic original from ca. 200 BC.

Both lectures were very interesting and I especially enjoyed the Russians because Sean had these obscure academic drawings and paintings that are nearly impossible to find unless you go to Russia yourself. I have emailed him to see if I can get some of those images for this blog.
Portrait of Ivan Shishkin, by Ivan Kramskoi
Portrait of the painter Ivan Shishkin, by Ivan Kramskoy

Last week, Leonard Porter gave a lecture and slide show about French painter Nicholas Poussin.
Self portrait by Nicholas Poussin
Self-Portrait by Nicolas Poussin, 1650, oil on canvas, 98 x 74 cm, Louvre


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Saad Amir said...

this was very nice to see but that was very impreesse.
regards, saad from