SY142 Painting from the Masters: Still Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse (6 Sessions)

  • 14 May 2013
  • 2:00 PM
  • 18 Jun 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Artist’s Studio, Paris; Metro: Balard
  • 8


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Registration price starting May 5th

Registration is closed
May 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18 
2pm ~ 5pm

When Henri Matisse was a young art student, his teacher, Gustav Moreau, advised him to study from the masters at the Louvre. Following that advice, Matisse made studies from many paintings at the Louvre including Chardin’s “La Raie” and de Heem’s “Le Dessert”. Matisse continued to make still-life paintings throughout his career, often repeating the same motif as variations on a theme.

Still-life painting will be the theme of this May/June session of Painting from the Masters, beginning with a painted study from a master work (perhaps from the Louvre or the Orsay museum), followed by a still-life composition painted directly from life. As this is a season ripe with the delicious fruits and flowers of summer, we’ll use some of nature’s bounty to study color and paint handling while learning about the key elements of a successful composition.

Both beginners and practiced painters are welcome.

Instructor: Jan Olsson holds a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and is an engaging teacher with many years of experience teaching. She is also a highly skilled practicing artist who exhibits internationally.

Image: Henri Matisse

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