Lectures

Art Renaissance Lectures

Thursday, July 11, 2019

6:00 – 7:30 p.m

Art in the City

  No More Stolen Sisters, La Morena                Jack Knife, Ed Mell

Initially intended to honor the beliefs or rulers of the day, public art has evolved along with society toward a more open form of expression. Today, besides art commissioned by elected officials to grace a public space, commemorate a moment in local history or recognize a prominent citizen, entrepreneurs and patrons have realized that associating art to their name adds status to it. Freelance artists also contribute unsolicited art – graffitis, murals – that at its best and most recognizable (i.e. Banksy), delivers powerful social statements that cannot be ignored. The presentation focuses on public art in the greater Phoenix area.

Presentation and Slide Show by Michel Sarda

A $10 contribution is requested to attend the presentation and enjoy the beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided.

SHEMER ART CENTER
5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix 85018
Information & Reservation (required) | 602.262.4727


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Thursday, September 12, 2019

6:00 – 7:30 p.m

The Nude in Art

The Virtuvius Man, by Leonardo da Vinci, 1490

Sir Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery in London and author of the classic The Nude a study in ideal form, convincingly established the nude not only as a subject of art, but as an art form of its own. A favorite theme to countless masters, from ancient Greek sculptors to prominent artists of our time, the representation of the human form is at the core of our understanding of art – a quest for beauty and a celebration of the human spirit. This is perceived in various ways depending on local cultures, with sometimes fierce opposition like the one Michelangelo had to face for his Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel. Great art always has the final say, it stands at the top of our collective memory.

Presentation and Slide Show by Michel Sarda

A $10 contribution is requested to attend the presentation and enjoy the beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided.

SHEMER ART CENTER
5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix 85018
Information & Reservation (required) | 602.262.4727


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Art in the Making Lectures

Thursday, September 19, 2019

5 – 6:30 p.m

TIZIANO VECELLI 

Self-Portrait by Titian, 1562-64, oil on canvas, Staatliche Museen, Berlin

From 1516 until his death in 1576, Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio, known in English as Titian, was the undisputed master of Venetian painting. He is to color (colorito) what Michelangelo is to drawing and sculpture (disegno).

Titian’s complete mastery of oil painting in religious and mythological scenes and in portraits resulted in the 1530s almost exclusive private comissions from royalty- the Emporer Charles V and his son Philip II; and from the Pope, Paul III.

This lecture will survey his splendid paintings and introduce examples of those by his followers, Veronese and Tintoretto, and address his later influence on Rubens and Velasquez.

Presentation and slide show by Eleanor Sypher, PhD

Eleanor Sypher is the former Executive Director of The van Ameringen Foundation in New York.  She holds a doctorate degree in Greek and Latin from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Art History from Smith College.  Prior to joining The van Ameringen Foundation Eleanor taught Greek, Latin, English and Mythology at private high schools in New York.  She was also a founder of The Bronx Charter School for Children (K-5th grade), located in Bronx, New York.  

A $10 contribution is requested to attend the presentation and enjoy the beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided.




SHEMER ART CENTER
5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix 85018
Information & Reservation (required) | 602.262.4727