Gage Georgetown Calling: Art Lecture Series with Emily Pothast

Photo: Installation view of Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever, 1966/1994, installed 2017 at the Seattle Art Museum, Yayoi Kusama, Collection of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore, © YAYOI KUSAMA, photo: Minh Nguyen. 

January 18 | The Graphic Works of Albrecht Dürer

Once considered the greatest painter in Northern Europe, Albrecht Dürer also wrote the first textbooks in mathematics in the German language. Dürer’s woodcuts and etchings on religious and secular themes reflect the transformative politics of the Protestant Reformation, as well as an interest in science and mathematics that would soon come to eclipse religious thought in Europe. This lecture will serve as an introduction to the graphic art of Albrecht Dürer in its historical context.

Workshop:  Explore the principles, types, and history of relief printmaking by making your own prints.

Lecture: 7-8:30 P.M.
Workshop: 8:30-9:30 P.M.

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February  15 | Eternity in an Hour: An Introduction to the Art of William Blake

Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, the English Romantic painter, printmaker, and poet William Blake created a highly distinctive visual language that delights and confounds viewers to this day. This lecture will serve as an introduction to the visual works of William Blake in the context of his spiritual and poetic writings.

Workshop: The Illustrated Poem.  Use a text that inspires you—written or borrowed—to create work that combines image and text in the spirit of William Blake

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March 15 | The Male Nude

Female nudes may be ubiquitous in the history of art, but a sizable number of male nudes are out there, too, both idealized and unglamorous. This lecturewill serve as an introduction to the history of the male nude in sculpture, painting, and photography.

Workshop:  Life drawing class from the male nude.

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April 19 | A Survey of Female Surrealists

Some female surrealists, like Frida Kahlo, are household names. Others, like Leonora Carrington, Kay Sage, and Maria Martins, should be. This lecture will serve as an introduction to themes of surrealism through the work of a diverse group of women artists.

Workshop:  Experiment with surrealist drawing exercises and techniques. 

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May 17 | Powerful Void: The Life and Work of Lee Bontecou

In the 1960s, Lee Bontecou rose to prominence with her distinctive welded steel and canvas sculptures. Then, in the 1980s, she all but disappeared from the New York art scene, retreating to the Pennsylvania countryside. This lecture will explore Bontecou’s category-defying life, career, and body of work.

Workshop:  Draw abstract forms inspired by the visual language of Lee Bontecou

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