The Reading Group and reading lists for art classes and art lessons
THE READING GROUP
SEE BELOW FOR SUGGESTED READINGS
September 6 – October 25, 2016
Tuition is $245 for the seven week course. (No class October 11).
Co-facilitated by Chuck Ceraso and Jordan Wolfson
Chuck Ceraso’s Studio, 1294 Doric Drive, Lafayette, CO
Open to all, painters and non-painters. Space limited to twelve participants.
Reading various articles related to art and painting, the reading group meets to discuss and learn about contemporary and historical artists and culture. While engaging with a multitude of approaches participants are not only exposed to a richness of thought, but will also come to a deeper understanding of their own artistic attitudes and positions. A good time is guaranteed to be had by all.
This fall, under the overarching question of “Why do we paint?”, we will look at the writings of Robert Hughes in his book The Shock of the New, exploring the innovations and motivations of the European art world at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. What was Cubism all about? What was Cezanne really trying to do? What’s with all the manifestos? And what does any of it have to do with me?
I thought I’d start by just by putting together a list of books and articles that I have found particularly relevant. When possible I’ll try to set up a link for them as well. Most of the links point to the books on the Amazon site which will give you additional information about each one. Please click on the titles.