Class: Kerrin Meis- The History of the Book in the West

01/09/2015 12:00 pm
Three Fridays: Jan. 9-23 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $110
 

 
 
The course will focus on book illustration, tracing the development of the codex from ancient times to the present, looking at Astronomical treatises, Bibles, Haggadot, Books of Hours and the illumination of texts from Virgil to Dante to Edgar Allen Poe and beyond. An explanation of the techniques and materials employed to create these brilliant images includes the transition from palm leaves to papyrus to parchment and finally to paper. We discuss the roles of authors, illustrators and the market.
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Kerrin Meis- Cultural History of Wine in Western Art

01/30/2015 12:00 pm
Fri., Jan. 30 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $35
 
 
 
 
 
Through illustrations of works of art we study the origins of winein Mesopotamia, its use in secular revelry in the Greco-Roman world and sacred ritual celebrations that begin with early Christianity and continue through the Renaissance and well beyond. We see how the hedonistic expression “Carpe Diem” becomes the admonishing phrase “Vanitas” in the seventeenth century. In Vino Veritas! -- compare Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party” with Edvard Munch’s “The Hangover.”

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Kerrin Meis- Celebrating the de Young: Great American and Modernist Art

02/06/2015 12:00 pm
Four Fridays: Feb. 6-27 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $140
 
 
 

 
Study the masterworks for which the de Young is famous. We begin with Copley, move on to West, Stuart, Vanderlyn et al, view the landscapes of Bierstadt, Church and Keith, study Bingham and Johnson, and marvel trompe l’oeil canvases of Harnett and Peto. The American Realists and Impressionists round out our tour of the 19th century. We then revel in 20th century works by Bay Area Figurative Artists, ending with an ode to Thiebaud.
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925


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