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From Looking to Seeing: Art as Visual Communication

Course number : AP107   
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Plato dismissed art as a mere imitation of nature. In their time, the avant-garde works of the Impressionists were often dismissed by contemporary critics because of their unfinished sketchy appearance. Abstract art was viewed as an affront to traditional expectations. And yet, art has always addressed its public on many levels of various complexities. In this presentation, we will examine paintings from different historical periods, interpret their message (hidden or overt; allegorical or symbolic), and compare the rules of visual language with those of the spoken and written language. We will even learn how to “read” a painting!

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

OLLI - Sarasota Art Museum

Andre Krauss 



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Registration Closes On
Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/8/2019 - 11/8/2019 Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sarasota, OLLI - Sarasota Art Museum  Map Andre Krauss