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Silvermine Art Guild Lecture: How Painting Evolves: 500 Years of Changing Purposes, Methods, Audiences, Sources, Materials, Tools, Themes and Techniques
March 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm$20
Silvermine Art Guild
Course ID: DDSU430PM3102019
Sunday · 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm · $20
1 Session · March 10
How painting evolves takes us from the artist/client contracts of the 15th century with their tight specifications for subject, characters, colors, materials, and methods to the present’s multiculturalism, digital effects, new tools and materials, and rapid market changes. As cultures, values, technologies, and economies change so does art. The reasons to acquire art, the criteria for making art amid quickly shifting fashions and globally homogenized palettes can be traced and predicted. Our vision is determined by our culture just as making our art, architecture, clothing, packaging, and jewelry are responses to our cultural needs. We see other cultures’ art and architecture differently than they do. Here is and exploration of how we see through a lens of culture and, how it can prevent us from seeing what others see. Here’s what we can do to broaden our vision.
David Dunlop’s reputation as a painter who combines artistic skill, knowledge and enthusiasm prompted the Metropolitan Museum of Art to invite him to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting in 2005. He has been a visiting artist/lecturer at multiple institutions. His PBS program on Cezanne was included in the exhibit Cezanne and American Modernism at the Montclair Art Museum.