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Art for Art's Sake
Terryl Lawrence

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Inspiration is either obvious or subliminal or a mixture of both. Making Art is a synthesis of memories, influences, impressions and unique ideas. This lecture series will discuss artists who have found their individual and deeply personal means of working by traveling in the same paths as their artistic predecessors to discover a new form and novel forms of expression. We will examine the development of artistic styles as well as these artists' place in Art History. The lectures will be enriched with both historical and current images and films.

1. James Abbott McNeil Whistler & J.W. Turner - their tonal harmonies belie the combative nature of these painters.
2. Georges Braque & Juan Gris - the refinement of Cubism.
3. Egon Schiele & Alice Neel - powerful and unflinching portraits by two masters.
4. Stuart Davis & Roy Lichtenstein - the elegance of POP Art.
5. Frank Gehry & Zaha Hadid -  spellbinding architecture.
6. Walter Sickert & Eric Fischl - narrative paintings with overtones of voyeurism and sex.
7. Thomas Hart Benton & Reginald Marsh - rejecting Modernism for Social Realism.
8. Frederick Law Olmsted & Christo and Jean-Claude - landscapes wrapped in beauty and delight.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Terryl Lawrence earned a Ed.D. in the Arts from Columbia University. She has had numerous exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York and Florida, and is the recipient of many awards, including a national grant in the humanities. She wrote the preface to Chaim Potok’s Artist in Exile and taught photography, drawing and art history at CW Post College, SUNY Empire State College, FAU, and other public and private institutions. In the past, she was a fashion designer in New York, and she has written several children’s books. Currently, she teaches Art History and Mythology at  Palm Beach State College and Broward College - teaching drawing, art history, and mythology.

Time: 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Date: Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $74
Door price member/non-member - $110

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