Event: ONLINE COURSE: PORTRAITS.
Organizer: SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM.
Speakers: Maya Jeffereis.
Date: Dec 1st 11:00pm Eastern Time (USA). Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Dec 1st 8:00pm | ET: Dec 1st 11:00pm.
Europe - UK: Dec 2nd 4:00am | CET: Dec 2nd 5:00am.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Dec 2nd 12:00pm | AET: Dec 2nd 3:00pm.
"In this course, we’ll explore the history of portraiture, in its many forms, through works from the Guggenheim’s collection. Historically, painted portraits were commissioned by wealthy patrons, state officials, and clergy often to convey beauty, wealth, and power. But the invention of photography, with its relative affordability and ubiquity, allowed more people of all backgrounds access to portraiture. It also allowed modern artists, like Pablo Picasso, to focus on portraits of friends and lovers. We’ll look closely at portraits, self-portraits, and family albums; as well as non-traditional portraits of places and abstract or conceptual portraits. Over four sessions, we will discuss how the imagery and meaning of portraiture has changed over time, examining ideas about beauty, the gaze, the politics of representation, and the importance of visibility..."
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum