Cubism and Its Geniuses: A Workshop in Collage and Assemblage
August 7, 2015 - August 9, 2015| Register: $395
How do powerful ideas and discoveries within cultures find expression in art? This intensive 3-day workshop will take the underlying ideas and radical cultural influences that gave rise to Cubism as a springboard for creativity with scissors, paper, paint, found objects, glue, etc. Sponsored by the Carving Studio, the workshop will transpire at Fran Bull’s studio in Brandon, Vermont. A variety of materials will be supplied and participants are encouraged to bring additional materials from home.
Cubism is an avant garde art movement that flourished in France during the first two decades of the 20th century. Its restless artists produced vibrant, challenging, controversial works of art influenced by a cluster of revolutionary new ideas surfacing at that time in psychology, technology and science. Think of Einstein, Madame Curie, Freud, Tesla and Henry Ford! The perception of outer and inner worlds was being fundamentally altered, even as we today are experiencing similar upheavals. Fran Bull’s workshop will be inspired by the fascinating phenomenon of Cubism. Participants are asked to prepare by reviewing the works of Picasso, Braque, Joan Gris and Fernand Leger, in particular and to form some thoughts and impressions regarding this influential early 20th century art movement. Lunch will be supplied by Brandon’s estimable Chef Robert.