Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D., has a doctoral degree in art from Columbia University and has had many exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York. She wrote the preface to Chaim Potok’s “Artist in Exile” and has taught photography and art in New York’s public schools, C.W. Post College and SUNY Empire State College. Dr. Lawrence currently teaches art history, photography and drawing at Florida Atlantic University and at Digital Media Arts College. She is an NEH Fellow in the Humanities.
Love and Lust in the Arts
This course will present an historical perspective on the lives and times of personalities who achieved high artistic merit. We will examine the dynamics that contributed to their successes, and in some cases, the uproar that their works precipitated. Each artistic personality is unique in motivation and desire. We will uncover some of their working methodology and examine the times in which they created. Archival images and films will enrich the lectures.
Toulouse Lautrec & Montmartre — Nothing escaped his prying eye.
Alphonse Mucha — His name is synonymous with Art Nouveau.
Cleopatra’s Dramas — The last Pharaoh and her glorious Ancient Egypt.
Salvador Dali — “I am Surrealism.”
Walt Whitman & Winslow Homer — Both stood alone as men and artists.
Bernard Berenson & Joseph Duveen — The collusion between the eminent art critic and the successful art dealer.
Auguste Rodin & Camille Claudel — Lovers and pioneers of Modern Sculpture.
Maya Lin & Frederick Hart — Architect and sculptor best known for their stunning public works.
A Continued Journey Through Modernism Meet the Masters III
It is a well-established fact that every artist is a product of their times. Each one brings to their work a myriad of influences ranging from the times in which they lived, their travels, other artists
they admired, the places they chose in which to work and much more. This course will focus on a group of creative masters who themselves influenced individuals who followed them.
We will examine their masterworks using photographic images and archival films.
Paul Gauguin — Lived a life dedicated to painting exotic imagery and exploration of the Primitive.
The Hudson River School — A group of American landscape painters who documented the unspoiled wilderness of our young nation.
Georges Braque — He was a pioneer of modern art who invented Cubism with Pablo Picasso. Braque devoted his life to pushing the boundaries of the possible.
Stieglitz, Steichen and Strand — They are the big three of modern photography. Their works are groundbreaking, influential, stunning and timeless.
Augustus Saint Gaudens — He was the sculptor who led the American Renaissance and was known for his works depicting heroism and nobility.
New York’s Ashcan School — It consisted of a group of eight unique early twentieth century realist painters whose leader was Robert Henri.
Course # S6F2 — Six Weeks
Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Fridays — March 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18, 25; No Class April 4
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Exceptional Lives in Exotic Places
Environment plays a significant role in how many artists work. The atmosphere, colors, and physical factors lead to dramatic invention and unique observations. These lectures concern specific
artists and the sites from which they chose to create. We will discuss how environment influences individual artists and how their ideas and dreams affect the work that they produce.
Using photographic images, archival tapes and writings, we will investigate the personal journeys each person took.
Gustave Klimt & Vienna — the artist who rekindled the art of Byzantium.
Frida Kahlo & Mexico — she was her own muse.
Dr. Albert Barnes & Philadelphia — he promoted the advancement of education and the appreciation of Modern Art.
Virginia Woolf & Bloomsbury — intellectual ardor, arrogance and a passion for truth.
Peggy Guggenheim & Venice — one of the most original collectors of contemporary art.
Dale Chihuly & Seattle — has a relationship with glass that has made him legendary.