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Workshops

Art & Aesthetics

Winter-Spring 2014 Workshops

Still Life: Braque, Cézanne, Matisse, Maurer, Picasso, and Renoir
Mondays, March 24–May 5 (6 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm
Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA

The still life was the least-admired subject for French academic painters, but became a powerful focus for impressionist and post-impressionist artists, particularly Cézanne. He used objects from his native Provence to construct innovative compositions that broke from Renaissance traditions of volume and space. His comment that he would “astonish Paris with an apple” signaled his bravura. The return to still life as a highly regarded art form in the 20th century hinged largely on Cézanne’s work and legacy.

$450; members $405


Cézanne's Modernity: Between Paris and Provence
Tuesdays, April 1–29 (4 classes)
6–8 pm
Instructor: Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, PhD

Cézanne is often seen as the forefather of twentieth-century painting. Examine this premise and Cézanne’s relationship to modernism via his major thematic categories—the nude, portraiture, landscapes, and still life—and consider related issues of style and pictorial technique.

$300; members $270


New Architectural Traditions
Fridays, April 25–May 16 (4 classes)
1–3 pm
Instructor: Grace Ong Yan, PhD

The Barnes in Philadelphia is among several exceptional new buildings in the city. Meet some of the architects who designed them, and visit the Comcast and Cira Centers, Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania, and projects by local architects such as DIGSAU and Erdy McHenry Architecture.  

$300; members $270
Register online or call 215.278.7300.


Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Tradition, Exploration, and Innovation
Tuesdays, May 6–27 (4 classes)
6–8 pm
Instructor: Chris Pastore, PhD

Renoir was a determined innovator, central to the rise of impressionism and in challenging the French Academy. At the same time, he reached back to artists like Delacroix and Titian. Consider Renoir’s lifetime of exploration and how he balanced the past and the future.

$300; members $270 
Register online or call 215.278.7300.


Introduction to Ensembles: Symbol, Metaphor, and Design
Monday–Tuesday, June 2–3 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

The juxtaposition of cultures and art forms in the ensembles creates levels of interpretation. Learn about the design, aesthetics, and conceptual associations in the gallery installations. 

$450; members $405
Register online or call 215.278.7300.


Art and Architecture in the Barnes Tradition
Tuesday, June 10
10 am–4 pm
Instructors: John Gatti, MFA and Grace Ong-Yan, PhD 

Via observation in the galleries, the Parkway building, and the surrounding urban landscape, explore the compositional ideas of painters in the collection and compare architects’ theories for the development of their monumental structures. 

$225; members $202
Register online or call 215.278.7300.


Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine
Monday–Wednesday, June 16–18 (3 classes)
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA

Explore the emotional responses these artists’ experiences in 1920s Paris elicited in them, via their art. Examine the formal elements in their work and consider how they responded to their artistic, historical, and social position.

$600; members $540
Register online or call 215.278.7300.


Reading the Collection: Narrative Patterns and Visual Meaning
Tuesday–Wednesday, June 17–18 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Learn to read the visual languages and narrative intentions of Bonnard, Cézanne, Picasso, Manet, and Matisse, among others. This two-day workshop helps you learn to recognize how pictorial content and visual styles create an artist’s voice. 

$450; members $405
Register online or call 215.278.7300.


 

Please note: Spring Break is April 14–18, 2014.

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