Art for Almost Everyone:
Personalities Who Made Art "Happen"
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Each culture has its share of dynamic personalities who create social and political standards in art, music, politics, and conversation. Society is constantly dazzled or repelled by the "new" and yet, responds with interest, curiosity, and often admiration for those in the artistic inner circles. These lectures will address the colorful lives of a variety of individuals who stood out from the crowd by bringing novel ideas to their art and interaction with others. (The one exception here is the lecture on "Degenerate Art" which will cast a light on how dangerous life can become).
1. Vincent van Gogh - The colors that compelled him.
2. Societe Anonyme - Modern Art comes to America as a Tour de Force.
3. Degenerate Art - The attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany.
4. Anders Zorn & John Singer Sargent - portrait painters nonpareil.
5. The Influence Of Primitivism - Objects that became relevant in the 20th Century.
6. Aztec & Mayan Art - The first Historians in the Americas.
7. Art Deco Sculpture - Modernist sculpture arrives in America.
8. David Hockney - His work allows us to see magic in everyday life.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Terryl Lawrence earned a Ed.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 teaches at the Digital Media Arts College – Boca Raton, and Palm Beach State College, and Broward College teaching drawing, art history, and mythology—and she will be the special LLS Lecturer on the upcoming (August 5-19, 2015) Oceania Mediterranean Cruise.
||1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
||Wednesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||$68 member / $98 non-member