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The painting techniques available to artists has had a tremendous impact on their work. We will explore the history of art through the progress of painting techniques beginning with the frescoes of Giotto and Michelangelo. The tempera technique will be illustrated by panel paintings of Medieval and Renaissance artists. The centuries-long success of oil paint will be examined from the mid-15th century through the mid-20th century. The use of pastels as a formal painting medium came into practice from the mid-18th century. The 1960s saw the advent of acrylic paint, and this new medium broadened the technical options for artists.
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INSTRUCTOR: 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 always been fascinated by the various techniques in art.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609