Color Studies in Post-Impressionist Painting: Cezanne to Fauvism
9:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Students don’t need anything the first day except for taking notes.
The instructor will go over all supply options at that time.
Here is a note from your instructor-
“Please be sure and attend the first class. It concerns the accomplishments and reasons Cezanne is the basis of most modern and contemporary art.
I will explain and give you ways to approach, consider and read his paintings as to structure, ambiguity and color modeling. All of these considerations and skills are also key to other artists covered as well. Indeed he is the driving force for most Post Impressionist major art. You will also receive a set of handouts to use as references then and later, a list of basic colors I use and the basis of most color mixing I will refer to in oil paints. Other mediums are your responsibility to find the equivalent as names and colors keep evolving among the various brands as well as how to look for quality in oils.
I look forward to seeing you at our first meeting, Charles Emerson”
Not the “Fleeting Moment” of Impressionism, but the Cezanne influenced emergence of the individual artist. No window on the world, but a view into the artist’s mind and soul. Color as structure. Color as space. Color as modeling and color as personal expression, applied in new ways for maximum effect. All is based on Cezanne’s Modernist dictum, “Structure Not Imitation.” Artists to be studied through weekly lectures and exercises include: Gaugin, Van Gogh, Redon, Seurat, Vuillard, Munch and Toulouse-Lautrec. There is necessary homework and advance preparation. A fee of twenty five dollars will be collected in advance for additional materials. Either oils or acrylics.