Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Abstract Art


Price for Members: $36
Price for Non-Members: $54
Date/Time: Wednesdays, July 15, 22 & 29, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Avril Angevine, candidate in philosophy, comparative. lit., UCB

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Course Description

Susan Avishai, commenting on her artistic craft, wrote: “Abstraction demands more from me than realism. Instead of reproducing something outside of me, now I go inward and use everything I’ve learned thus far in life.” The result? Whirling colors, sinuous lines, thick paint—and not a face, a tree, a cow in sight! Ms. Angevine’s course will explore the mystery and magic of abstract art. She’ll start with the beginnings of abstraction in the early 20th century, move on to the heyday of American Abstract Expressionism in the 40s and 50s, then finish with a survey of the kinds of abstraction now being produced. Allow OLLI and Ms. Angevine to show you how abstraction came to dominate mid-century art and assess what it offers to both painter and viewer. 



Event Details

Date: 2020-07-15

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.



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