European and American Art

At first glance, the European and American art collection at the National Gallery might appear all too familiar, brimming with well-known artists like Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. However some of these paintings and sculptures have some unique or surprising stories to relate about the subject or the creator of the work. A straight forward family portrait can sometimes be layered with many intriguing details, unknown even to the patron who commissioned it.

Over four nights, students will learn about various periods, styles and artistic techniques. How did artists support themselves? What kind of relationship did they have with their patrons? Who would own these works? What does this work mean?

Instructor

David Monkhouse has a long history at the National Gallery of Canada,  where he has worked for over 20 years in various departments, including  20th Century international art, Canadian art and Education. A graduate  in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa, he also has an MA in Art  History from the Université de Montréal. He has recently become the  Chair of the Board of Trustees at Saw Gallery in Ottawa.

Location: National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa.

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At first glance, the European and American art collection at the National Gallery might appear all too familiar, brimming with well-known artists like Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. However some of these paintings and sculptures have some unique or surprising stories to relate about the subject or the creator of the work. A straight forward family portrait can sometimes be layered with many intriguing details, unknown even to the patron who commissioned it.

Over four nights, students will learn about various periods, styles and artistic techniques. How did artists support themselves? What kind of relationship did they have with their patrons? Who would own these works? What does this work mean?

Instructor

David Monkhouse has a long history at the National Gallery of Canada,  where he has worked for over 20 years in various departments, including  20th Century international art, Canadian art and Education. A graduate  in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa, he also has an MA in Art  History from the Université de Montréal. He has recently become the  Chair of the Board of Trustees at Saw Gallery in Ottawa.

Location: National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa.

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European and American Art

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303

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March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2017
18:00 - 20:00
$100.00
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