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Lecture: A Short History of Color in Painting

Art educator Linda Young traces how artists have used color — from the luscious pigments used by 16th century Renaissance artists to the color-drenched canvasses of the 1960s Color Field painters. “A Short History of Color in Painting” is a BYO brown bag lecture, and begins at noon. Coffee and cookies will be provided.

Young’s talk takes a look at the use of light and color by the Impressionists and Post Impressionists, the importance of black to the Realists, radical use of color by the Fauves, and the energy-charged canvasses of the Futurists and Abstract Expressionists. It is offered as part of the GAAC exhibition COLOR. Young, a Leelanau County resident, was the Director of Museum Education at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for 20 years.

COLOR is on display January 10 – March 26.


February 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$10 – $15
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6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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