ART AND ITS INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION
DESCRIPTION: When we think of innovative art movements, our thoughts go immediately to Paris, France. Historical documentation, however, gives us a broader picture of the international creation and appreciation of masterworks. This series will examine a variety of cultures where unique and groundbreaking artistic trends bloomed. We will look at the artists, the societies that inspired them, the circles they joined and the flowering of their ingenious imaginations.
- Russia’s Age of Elegance - Connoisseurs who aimed to inspire art to parallel Western Europe.
- Moscow & St. Petersburg - In the 1890’s these cities experienced a brilliant rise in the arts.
- The Glory of Byzantium: Ravenna, Italy -Famous for its extravagant mosaics.
- Casanova & Venice - Venetians understand that life is a theatrical performance.
- The Nabis - Met as students in Paris and set the pace for fine and graphic arts in the 1890’s
- The Pre-Raphaelites - Their paintings belonged to a cult of beauty and myth.
- Youth & Modernism: Art of the American 1920’s - The imagery of the Jazz Age
- American Watercolors - An unsung and uniquely challenging medium: Homer, Sargent, Hopper & Wyeth
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Terryl Lawrence earned a Ph.D. 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 she 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.”
|1:30 pm – 3:15
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$68 member / $98 non-member