Julie Cohn will once again bring her art history lecture to the gallery. In March she explores artist Richard Diebenkorn. Mostly known for his abstract landscapes, this presentation will show us another side of the artist.
March 22, 2018
$20.00 at the door.
We invite you to appreciate and join our discussion about the sensitive and daring figure paintings and drawings of Richard Diebenkorn, 1922-1993. Bravely challenging the expectation of art critics, he turned away from pure abstraction to figuration between 1955 and 1967 to reveal private reflective moments of the model’s life.
A lover of both painting and drawing, he took inspiration from Johannes Vermeer, Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Degas and Edward Hopper, among many others, joining fellow artists in Berkeley every week to draw and paint from live models.
Watercolor artist and instructor Julie Cohn will be sharing what inspires her about his artwork and will invite you to talk with her about composition, color, choice of lighting, and design. You will also have the opportunity to see Julie demonstrate a figure drawing using “pentimento,” which means leaving traces of previous marks in art.
Please RSVP! Limited seating. 20.00 at the door. We look forward to seeing you there!