THE MODERN MASTERS III:
A CONTINUING JOURNEY
DESCRIPTION: It is a well-established fact that artists are inspired by the times in which they live. All artists bring to their work a myriad of influences ranging from their mentors and their travels to the places where they chose to make their art, their materials, and more. This series will focus on a group of masters who affected changes in the art of following generations. Photographic images, archival films, lectures and conversation will help us examine the modern masterworks.
- Paul Gauguin lived a life dedicated to painting, exotic imagery and exploration of the primitive.
- The Hudson River School consisted of a group of American landscape painters who documented the wilderness.
- Georges Braque invented Cubism with Pablo Picasso and devoted his life to pushing boundaries.
- Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand; the big three of modern photography. Their works are timeless.
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the sculptor who led the American Renaissance with heroic and noble works.
- New York Ashcan School consisted of a group of eight unique early 20th-century realist painters.
- Alexander Calder was fascinated by the Solar System, and his sculptures are as ingenious as child’s play.
- Ansel Adam’s and Clyde Butcher’s stunning photographs of the American landscape take our breath away.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Terryl Lawrence earned a doctoral degree in the Arts from Columbia University. She has had numerous exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York and Florida, and is the recipient of many awards, including a national grant in the Humanities. She wrote the preface to Chaim Potok’s Artist in Exile and taught photography, drawing and art history at CW Post College, SUNY Empire State College, FAU, and other public and private institutions. In the past, she was a fashion designer in New York, and has written several children’s books. Currently she is a Professor at the Digital Media Arts College, Boca Raton, teaching drawing, art history, and mythology—and she loves every minute of “living with art.”
|11:15 AM – 1:00
Fridays, October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$68 member / $98 non-member