• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-14-2021 to 04-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D., Art Historian/National Mall Coalition
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis
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    The nude human body is depicted in myriad forms in art history, from fertility figures and gods to idealized perfect forms and stylized abstractions. For the ancient Greeks, the body was an ideal form; not so for artists during the Middle Ages and the Reformation. In this class we’ll explore how artists across time and cultures interpret the nude to... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-06-2021 to 05-06-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Hugh Leeman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    Welcome to part one of this three-part series on the Renaissance where we will discover how political upheaval, pathogens, and new technologies set the stage for society's great rebirth. While drawing parallels with our world today we will learn how to create our own Renaissance-inspired masterpieces. We will take inspiration from Brunelleschi’s linear... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-20-2021 to 04-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Aniko Makranczy, MFA
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Learn about Spanish (Catalan) artist Joan Miró (1893 -1983) who combined abstract art with Surrealist fantasy to create his paintings, ceramics, murals, tapestries, and sculptures. His work is characterized by persistent experimentation, abstraction, and imagination. While Miro's journey began with representational painting, he ultimately was known for an... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-22-2021 to 04-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: John Guenther
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Norway is a country of contrasts, from its great natural beauty to its magnificent cities, from its southern Oceanic climate to its Tundra climate above the Arctic Circle, from its nearly continuous daylight in summer to its limited daylight in winter, and from its ancient Stave churches to its modern architecture. John C. Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP will... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 05-04-2021 to 05-06-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Aniko Makranczy, MFA
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Kandinsky, recognized as a pioneer of abstract art, is often credited as the first artist to create  non-representational abstractions.  While his early work depicted accurate descriptions of things, he strove to express the natural world beyond such literal representation. His  widely read treatise, Concerning the Spiritual In Art, puts forth the... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 05-04-2021 to 05-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:00 AM-10:30 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This 3-session class will look at the way Homer witnessed the changing face of America ,beginning with his work as an illustrator and his coverage of the Civil War for Harper's Weekly. In his paintings of the 1870s his subjects included children and former slaves as he reflected on new directions for the country. His later paintings focused on the struggle... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-12-2021 to 05-12-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D., Art Historian/National Mall Coalition
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This talk takes you on a slide-illustrated tour of the National Gallery of Art's collection of modern art, focusing on ten works that embody the major artists, movements, and counter-movements of the 20th century. We'll explore the artistic, social, political, and spiritual circumstances that both inspired and upended the art world through times of war and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-24-2021 to 05-24-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    By the turn of the last century, American painters were beginning to free themselves from the “tyranny” of the European academic tradition. They painted distinctly American subjects: genre scenes of everyday life and our American landscape in all its variety and glory, from Manhattan’s gritty streets to Midwestern corn fields. One of these painters... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 05-25-2021 to 06-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:00 AM-10:30 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Cassatt and Morisot shared many subjects with the male Impressionists with whom they showed, but as middle-class women they were restricted in what they could paint. This three-session class will look at ways in which their careers reflect the realities of women's lives in France in the 19th century and how they developed their highly indivdual styles. ... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-02-2021 to 06-02-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Theresa Rodewald, Museum of Modern Art, NY
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    Inspired by the changing seasons, we'll be discussing artists who studied and taught at Black Mountain College in Asheville, NC. Within this experiential learning community, these artists responded to their environment and used the surrounding natural world in their work and... read more
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