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Understanding Color in Painting

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Tuesday, July 14, 10am – 4pm


Henri Matisse. Still Life with Gourds (detail), July 1916. BF313. © 2020 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

$170; members $153

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About the Class

Take an in-depth look at the use of color in masterworks from the Barnes collection. This course includes classroom demonstrations in oil, revealing impressionist and fauvist techniques. In gallery visits, students will closely analyze works by Frans Hals, Georges Seurat, and Henri Matisse.

Capacity: 18


Al Gury

Gury is chair of painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he teaches drawing, painting, and art history. A painter of landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and figures, he also exhibits at F.A.N. Gallery in Philadelphia and other galleries around the country. He is the author of three books on art and numerous articles published nationally and internationally.