The self-portraits of artists can provide insight not only into the style of painting of a period of art, but also to the character and personality of the artist. We will explore the history of art from the 15th through the 20th centuries from the unique and very personal perspective of the self-portraits of major European and American artists. For example, through the numerous self-portraits of artists such as Rembrandt and Vincent Van Gogh, we will witness the history of their lives through their own images.
INSTRUCTOR: Martha Chiarchiaro has brought history to life through art for more than 30 years. She received her Master’s degree in the History of Art from Williams College and taught art history courses at the Worcester Art Museum and other local cultural organizations. Her specialty courses relate to specific periods, artists, and activities and provide an 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 College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609