Library U & Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Present: ART HISTORY
Three lectures by noted art historian and lecturer Gary Faigin
April 15, 22 & 29 ~ 10 a.m.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium - 550 Winslow Way E
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The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) and
Library U at the Bainbridge Public Library invite the community to ART TALKS!, a
three-part art lecture series in April by Gage Academy of Art artistic director
Gary Faigin. An educator, artist, and art historian, Faigin blends his
knowledge of the topical, historical, and technical aspects of art in each of
these entertaining and engaging presentations, accompanied by a slide show and
post-lecture Q & A. Although the lectures are free, space is limited and
reservations recommended. Visit the BIMA website at www.biartmuseum.org
for a link to BrownPaperTickets’ online reservation system, or call 206-842-4451.
After the lecture, stay and browse the Museum’s
spring exhibits and enjoy lunch in the BIMA Bistro!
Saturday, April 15 10 - 11:30AM
THE ART LOVER’S BUCKET LIST: TEN EUROPEAN ART
MASTERWORKS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD SEE BEFORE THEY DIE
Seattle artist, art educator, tour leader, and art critic Gary Faigin for a
lively hour exploring 10 not-to-be-missed art experiences in Europe, culled
from his many years of leading art tours to capitols like Rome, Paris, Madrid,
and Berlin. Faigin will share both the images and the stories of one-of-a-kind
masterworks like Bosch’s terminally bizarre Garden of Earthly Delights, or
Frans Hals colossal, livelier-than-life portraits of partying militia men in
Golden Age Holland. While some of the
pieces will be familiar, others are almost unknown and rarely visited, like the
by-appointment-only Vasari Corridor in Florence. More than simply a "best-of”
list, this talk is a quick tour through some of the most compelling artist
personalities and stories of Western Art…a rewarding experience even for the
armchair traveler. SOLD OUT - sorry.
Saturday, April 22 10- 11:30AM
THE BAD BOY WHO REWROTE ART HISTORY: CARAVAGGIO
master of realism inside the studio, incorrigible delinquent on the outside,
the Baroque artist Caravaggio embodied contradiction. His spectacular paintings
changed art history, but his violent personal life brought his career to an
untimely end. Artist, critic and educator Gary Faigin will discuss why the art
of Caravaggio had such an explosive impact on painters of his time, and how his
familiarity with the violent world of the Roman street made his canvases so
dramatic and so real.Saturday, April 22. SOLD OUT - sorry.
Saturday, April 29 10 - 11:30AM
The Greatest Show on Earth: A Look at the Universal Language of the Human Face
The 36 square inches of the human face that contains the eyes, nose, and mouth, has an ability to communicate emotion that is unparalleled in the animal kingdom. Gary Faigin, author of the classic reference book The Artists Complete Guide to Facial Expression, takes us on a guided tour of this fascinating landscape, demonstrating how slight changes in brows, mouths, and eyelids encode and display emotion. Faigin employs numerous examples from great art and photojournalism to highlight and explain vivid faces and dramatic feelings. The new art of computer animation has given artists one more, very powerful tool, to put facial expression front and center, and well look at some of their recent successes. You wont look at faces quite the same again. SOLD OUT - sorry.
U is a program of the Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library that offers a variety
of lifelong learning opportunities for adults throughout the year. It is supported
in part by the Bainbridge Island Friends of Library and a generous
donation in memory of Louise Brody Weissman.