The Artist's Space: Contemporary Abstract Space

The Artist's Space: Contemporary Abstract Space

Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957), The Flower Vendor (Girl with Lilies), 1941, Oil on masonite, Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. Cary Grant, © 2019 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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.

Discover how to create mood or narrative when all representational images have been removed. Learn composition techniques from artworks from the 20th century and create abstract interpretations of the originals.


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
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