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The Genius of Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6 Nisan 5780

7:00 PM - 8:15 PMMyers Auditorium
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 28 Adar 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM - Myers Auditorium
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Joseph Cassar, PhD is a professor of Art and Graphic Communications at the UMUC. He has designed online art courses for the university and the New York Times Knowledge Network. He lectures at Osher, Renaissance Institute, Notre Dame of MD University, Smithsonian Associates in D.C., CCBC, and has guided several onsite lectures at the BMA, Walters Museum, The National Gallery of Art and Hirschhorn Museum. He is the author of several art books specializing on Maltese Modern Artists and has won prizes for academic excellence.

This five week course begins with the early works of Pablo Picasso who by age 14 could paint like his father and the old Spanish masters. By age 20, he moved to Paris where all the modern spirit of art was taking place. He saw the art of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas among others. Then came the Blue Period, followed by the Rose Period, Cubism and the return to a classical phase. This course discusses the genius of Picasso as a master in drawing, painting, sculpture, prints and ceramics. The course shows how Picasso had the ability not only to be very prolific but also to constantly reinvent himself. The Power Point presentation is rich in images that invite discussion and questions in a relaxed manner.

Fee: $55 fee for Beth El Congregation members $65 fee for non-members. Registration is required for all participants.

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