Library U: Art History with Gary Faigin

Library U: Art History with Gary Faigin
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 4/15/2017
Time: 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM

550 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


Event Description: Kitsap Regional Library and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art are proud to present a series of three lectures by noted art historian and lecturer Gary Faigin. All programs will be held on Saturday mornings 10-11:30 a.m. in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art auditorium. Saturday, April 15 10 European Art Masterworks That Everyone Should See Before They Die Join Gary Faigin for a lively hour exploring 10 not-to-be-missed art experiences in Europe. 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 evening even for the armchair traveler. Saturday, April 22 Caravaggio: The Bad Boy Who Rewrote Art History A fascinating and highly entertaining lecture on one of the most compelling figures in art history – Caravaggio. The sublime 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 29 The Art of Facial Expression Faigin presents a stimulating digital presentation covering the subject of facial expression in art, illustrated with a wide variety of material. Audiences –ranging from CG specialists to actors and plastic surgeons – have found this talk to be a useful and stimulating introduction to the subject. Faigin covers: •What's in a face? How the face communicates certain information; the importance of context; our need to project feelings onto a face. •The six basic expressions. Illustrations of the six expressions and discussion of which emotions aren't part of the list. •Why expressions look the way they do: the evolutionary perspective. •How artists have used expression to add power to their work. FREE. For more information, go to or call 842-4162.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

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