Introduction to Virtual Programing
Membership offers you pre-recorded, live presentations by Jane Blair to view as many times as you like.
These videos are actual, spontaneous ArtMatters performances, presented to live audiences, only edited for time. The recordings were all created pre-pandemic, and intended for internal training purposes, so please forgive the less than perfect filming. Enjoy them for their unpredictable, one might say "charming" quality.
You also have an option of a live, interactive, zoom presentation.
This Month's Presentations:
Primary Video - JULY
American Art - part 1
From 1776 to 1900
The United States was not founded by schooled artists, but by people seeking freedom and adventure. American artists have been like America itself, pioneering, bold, and independent. Early American artists had their roots firmly planted in European traditions but explored their own frontiers and evolved their own unique flavor, forged in the struggles of the birth of a nation.
Join us for a look at the roots of American Art from 1776 until 1900 with its pioneering courage, independent drive, and rebellious spirit.
Bonus Video - JULY
American Art - part 2
From 1900 to 1950
The center of the art world has always been Europe, and American artists have, by necessity, mostly followed those evolutions. The American independent spirit pushed the boundaries of acceptable traditions, and in the early part of the 20th century Americans begin to develop their own unique voice; the Ash Can School, the flowering of photography, and the consciousness of Social Realism were just some of the new developments that reflected the history of those times.
Join us for a look at how American Art grew from the baby in the back seat to an adolescent growing, experimenting, gaining attention and earning respect.
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Next Month's Presentations:
Primary Video - AUGUST
The Northern Renaissance includes some of the greatest artists and the boldest innovations, not the least of which is the invention of oil painting itself. Join us to view some Old Masters artwork from Flanders, Holland, Germany, England, & France.
Bonus Video - AUGUST
Rembrandt & Vermeer
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer, two of the greatest painters the world has known. Two brilliant artists, opposite in their artistic styles, but both of whose lives were noted for their tragic struggles and financial failures. Enjoy the drama of Rembrandt and the unique quiet of Vermeer. Take an ArtMatters hour, and connect to the masters.