Painting: History and Practice

In this class, we consider the impact of European Modern painting on American art, particularly through Provincetown. We will have the opportunity to see original works by Marguerite Zorach, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Janice Biala, and others in the Provincetown Art Association and Museum collection who were influenced by, or exhibited with the European moderns.  Sketching from reproductions of Cezanne, Matisse, Bonnard, Beckmann and others, we will further the investigation. Finally, bringing these inspirations into our own practice, we will paint outdoors from nature in the neighborhood around the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.