THE HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE PAINTING
January 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am$220. – $265.
This new course will be a fitting accompaniment to the exhibition From Homer to Hopper: American Art from the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. Did you know that the idea of landscape painting was once controversial? This course will begin with a look at how Leonardo da Vinci and other Italian Renaissance artists realized that landscapes could be much more than just background for portraits. Then students will see how eighteenth-century artists created elaborate landscapes, yet often still felt the need to put famous characters in the foreground. Finally, we will see how the landscape was at last recognized as a worthy art form in itself. The course will include trips to the galleries to view and discuss beautiful works by Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Henry Twachtman, Childe Hassam, and other expert landscape artists and their painted environments.
Classes meet January 10 – March 13
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
#WW04 $265 (Museum members $220)