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Our exploration will begin with the royal portraits from the 16th and 17th centuries by Hans Holbein, Lavinia Teerlinc, and Anthony van Dyck. The 18th century will see the rise of the native English artist in the paintings of artists such as Hogarth, Reynolds, Gainsborough, and Lawrence. The landscapes of Turner and Constable will illustrate the early 19th century, followed by the Pre-Raphaelites. We’ll explore the 20th century with the paintings of artists such as Francis Bacon, Bridget Riley and David Hockney.
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 other local cultural organizations. Her specialty courses related to specific periods, artists, and activities provide a more in-depth look at the life and times of the people who are part of the exploration.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609