Five Centuries of Figure Drawing in the Norton Simon Collection: The 18th Century and Rococo
Jean-Siméon Chardin (French, 1699−1779), Lady with a Bird-Organ, 1753 (?), oil on canvas (lined), The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Michael Bodycomb
- 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.
Explore the use of the figure in Rococo, an often whimsical and ornately decorative style of art associated with Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour. Then focus on three 18th-century French genre paintings on loan from The Frick Collection in New York.
- 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