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Conducted from May 24th to June 21st, 2021, this Summer’s seminar had each participant pick two or three paintings they like as a point of departure for discussions on what exactly they like about the paintings and how we might learn from them.
The above is a collage of images we used during our discussions.
- What Happened to Rembrandt in 1628?
- Light, Color and Composition
- Wrestling with Effie, Composing with Light, and the Repoussoir
- Measuring Time with Leonardo and Toulouse-Lautrec
- Velazquez: Composition, Lines, Cast Shadows, and Alternate Realities!
Our apologies, but because this course is made up of only 5 videos, there aren’t any free videos to preview. However, please have a look at the Content Highlights below to best understand all that is discussed.
- Object-oriented vs. Oxygen-oriented. ‘Oxygen-oriented’ implies that primacy is given to the management of light and atmosphere. (Discussion 01)
- Dramatic Light vs. Diffused Light and how that impacts color. (Discussion 02)
- Finding meaning in Composition: what are the narrative, psychological, and/or metaphorical ideas that can exist in the way a picture is composed? (Discussion 02)
- Are things ‘right’? How is that determined? Ideas on working from life vs. working from photos and how these have impacted my struggles with the painting of Effie. (Discussion 03)
- Examining compositions and how they align with the ‘armature of the rectangle’. (All discussions?)
- Composing with Light. (Discussion 03)
- The ‘Repoussoir’ – “an object along the right or left foreground that directs the viewer’s eye into the composition by bracketing (framing) the edge.” – Wikipiedia (Discussion 03)
- How is a sense of time conveyed in a painting? (Discussion 04)
- Opening realms of interpretation: pictures within pictures as a catalyst for alternate realities and metaphorical meaning. (Discussion 05)