Five Centuries of Figure Drawing in the Norton Simon Collection: Modernism
Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954), Odalisque with Tambourine (Harmony in Blue), 1926, Oil on canvas, Norton Simon Art Foundation, © 2019 Succession H. Matisse/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Richard Houston
Join artist and educator Richard Houston as he investigates and analyzes how artists have historically treated the human figure in their work. Using the Norton Simon’s rich collection of artwork, this course surveys stylistic approaches to the figure throughout time and place. Shape, contour, value and perspective are discussed in each class.
Study some of the new ways in which artists such as Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso explored the human figure in their art. Modernism was, in part, a response to Renaissance and Academic-inspired approaches to art-making.
- All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $25 ($20 for members), and space is limited to 20 participants. All materials and admission to the galleries on the day of class are included.
- Meets in Entrance Gallery