Five Centuries of Figure Drawing in the Norton Simon Collection: The Renaissance
Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (Italian, 1483–1520), Madonna and Child with Book, c. 1502–03, Oil on panel, Norton Simon Art Foundation
- 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.
Investigate the human figure in Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings. Learn how artists transformed the course of Western art with a new individualistic view of humanity, creating extraordinary work inspired by nature and the classical tradition.
- 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.
- Advance registration is required. Please use the register button
- Meets in Entrance Gallery