Flowers have been an inspiration to artists for centuries. In the class we will explore changes in artistic style for more than four centuries; from the nature paintings of the Renaissance to the 21st century. We will examine the exquisite floral paintings of the Dutch artists of the 17th century and the importance of florals in the 18th century during the reign of Marie Antoinette and George III. Floral art from the 19th century will be illustrated in works by Delacrois, Fantin-Latour, Cassatt, Morisot, and Van Gogh. The flower paintings of Georgia O’Keefe and Joan Mitchell reflect modernism of the 20th century.
No Required Books
Group Leader: Martha Chiarchiaro has brought history to life through the art of the times for more than 30 years. She received her Master’s degree in the History of Art from Williams College and has taught a variety of art history courses at the Worcester Art Museum and Worcester State University. Martha has provided numerous talks on American painting, with a special fondness for American landscapes.
Course fee: $40.00
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609