Drawing Class

Nature Morte and the Significant Objects Exhibition: Brueghel and Dutch Still Life

An Arrangement of Flowers, c. 1620
Jan Brueghel the Younger
Flemish, 1601-1678
Oil on panel
21-15/16 x 16-7/8 in. (55.7 x 42.9 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Nature Morte and the Significant Objects Exhibition: Brueghel and Dutch Still Life

Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Teacher: Cole Case
Type: Drawing Class

Los Angeles–based artist Cole Case leads an in-depth investigation of the still-life genre. The four-part course examines the formal compositional elements of works from the Museum’s collection and the exhibition "Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life." Using the techniques discussed, students create original compositions inspired by the work of the masters.

Brueghel and Dutch Still Life
The precision and hyper-realistic renderings found in Dutch still-life painting have their roots in a culture that was flourishing both economically and politically. Participants draw a still-life arrangement using Conté pencils on colored paper, based on works by Brueghel and Bosschaert. The class focuses on observation, detail, value and precise line quality.


Special Exhibition Galleries | All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $20 ($16 for members), and space is limited to 18 participants. All materials and admission to the galleries on the day of class are included. | Online registration is required. For further information, contact the Education Department at (626) 844-6980.