Lectures

Art Renaissance Lectures

Thursday, December 12, 2019

6:00 – 7:30 p.m

Eugene Delacroix

& Romanticism in France

 

Self-Portrait with Green Vest, by Eugene Delacroix

Delacroix is arguably one of the most influencial painters who ever lived. His choice of subjects, his superlative technique, his involvement in events and transformations of his time, his circle of talented friends (Chopin, Liszt), make him a towering figure among painters of all times.

 

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.

 

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Art in the Making Lectures

Thursday, October 17, 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

 


 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

5 – 6:30 p.m

EARLY BAROQUE PAINTING IN ITALY

 

Following Renaissance Art and Mannerism comes Baroque Art, which was favored by the Catholic Church since it was a counter to the simplicity and austerity of Protestant Art. It is over the top in its drama, love of detail, deep color and shadow. The word baroque derives from the French noun for an irregular or flawed pearl.

We will concentrate on the Italian master, Caravaggio (1571-1610), a hot-tempered, street-wise murderer and outlaw, who speaks to us directly about human suffering; and then glance at Ludovico Carracci (1555-1619) and his cousin Annibale Carracci.

 

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