The Artist's Space: Color in Focus

The Artist's Space: Color in Focus

Death of Dido, c. 1620–40, Antwerp, Workshop of Michel Wauters, after cartoons by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Wool and silk, The Norton Simon Foundation

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Melissa Manfull

Examine composition and perspective in works from the Renaissance to the modern era, and explore how artists create the illusion of space in their work with artist Melissa Manfull. Consider how space is reinterpreted to create dramatic narratives and moody environments and discover how the viewer’s proximity to an artwork changes their perception of space within a piece.

View Giovanni Francesco Romanelli’s design of the tapestry Death of Dido and examine how the function of color and the perception of an artwork change when it is viewed from up close and at a distance. Explore the effects of an illusion of space within an image.


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.
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