Workshops

Art & Aesthetics

Summer-Fall 2015 Workshops

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine
Monday, July 13 -  Wednesday, July 15
10 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA
This workshop explores Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine’s diverse emotional responses to their experiences in Paris in the 1920s. These artists, Jewish expatriates fascinated by the studio and café life of Montmartre and Montparnasse, earned the reputation of peintres maudits (cursed painters). The Barnes Foundation houses an incredible number of masterpieces by these artists. Through examination of the formal elements in their work, students consider how Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine responded to their unique artistic, historical, and social position.
$600; members $540
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Exploring the Collection: Line, Space, and Shape
Monday and Tuesday, July 27 - July 28        
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA
Using masterworks in the Barnes collection, learn how artists use techniques like dynamic line and ambiguous perspective to engage the eye and invite viewer into the work. Explore the art of El Greco, Gauguin, Soutine, Van Gogh, and others.
$450; members $405
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Exploring the Collection: Color, Mood, and Intention
Monday and Tuesday, August 3 - August 4
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA
Investigate how major artists use color to create mood and establish tension, balance, and space in their work. Learn color theory and the effects of color on design and composition, and see how artists apply color theory to depict their inspirations from nature, history, culture, and personal experience.
$450; members $405 
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Matisse and Picasso
Tuesday and Wednesday August 11 - August 12
10 am–4 pm    
Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA
Esteemed art scholar Yve-Alain Bois referred to Matisse and Picasso’s relationship as a “complicated tango.” From their first meeting in 1906, they inspired, provoked, and challenged each other to push boundaries. Explore their fascinating relationship and the dialogue they had through their art.
$450; members $405
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


The Wrath of the Gods: The Art of Prometheus Bound
Wednesdays, 9/30/15 – 10/14/15 (3 sessions; 2 at Barnes and one at PMA)
1-3 pm
Instructor:  Christine Stoughton, Ph.D.
This course will focus on Peter Paul Rubens and his masterpiece Prometheus Bound in conjunction with the exhibit The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens being shown at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rubens and his work will be examined within the context of the traditions that influenced him and, in turn, his influence on artists that followed him.The first two sessions will be held at the Barnes preparing for the final session on October 14, 2015 where we will be viewing the exhibit at PMA.
$150; members $135 

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


 

 

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