Art Appreciation Talks

Do you understand art? I mean so you really UNDERSTAND it, or just can say "I like it or I don't". Even though your opinion matters, "I (don't) like it" is not a criterion, is just a question of taste; like for food. What you like or don't doesn't make any art piece more or less valuable.

It's much easier to understand realism, but even there some hidden messages and secrets present. And you can read them only if you UNDERSTAND the arts, know history, times, values and artist's bio. It's not easy; it doesn't come within a moment, but you can make your first steps towards it.

RUSART starts series of talks about art appreciation. We're not going to talk about artists' biographies in depth -you can read them in a book or anywhere else; we'll be talking about arts. Maybe, at some point, you'll see a universe inside Black Square by Malevich.

  • You should come if you're learning how to paint. These seminars will give you some ideas on what styles to try and what to do to make your paint look more eye-catching. You'll see what you can do for your growth as an artist and, probably, you could find your style easier.
  • You should come if art is your general interest and you'd like to understand it better. If you're still puzzled why a black square or just a ripped canvas are so valuable and how to understand styles other than realism, this seminar will be very helpful
  • You should come if you're absolutely lost in contemporary arts. We'll give some ideas on how to understand it.
  • You should come if you think that price and value are equal to art appreciation

Session 1. Art Appreciation Criteria, or What Makes Paintings Valuable

12+ years old
In the first session, we'll talk about art appreciation in general. Some history, some mystery.
It's a sort of introduction to different languages.
$15+GST per person. Registration by email required: elena@rusart.ca
Date TBD. South Surrey and ONLINE.

Session 2. Art Movements of the 15th-18th centuries: Characteristics, Values, Names, Impact

12+ years old
We'll talk about understanding different art movements and their impact on art life. Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Classicism.
$15+GST per person. Registration by email required: elena@rusart.ca
Date TBD. South Surrey and ONLINE.

Session 3. Art Movements 19th Century: Characteristics, Values, Names, Impact.

12+ years old
Romanticism, Realism, Symbolism.
$15+GST per person. Registration by email required: elena@rusart.ca
Date TBD. South Surrey and ONLINE.

Session 4. Art Movements of later 19th and early 20th Century: Characteristics, Values, Names, Impact.

12+ years old
We'll talk about impressionism, primitivism, expressionism, cubism, Dada, modern art, futurism, constructivism and others.
$15+GST per person. Registration by email required: elena@rusart.ca
Date TBD. South Surrey and ONLINE.

Session 5. Understanding Contemporary Art

12+ years old
The most contradictory talk. The closer to contemporary art we go, the less clear ideas and values of painters. Why just splashes on canvas priced as millions of dollars? What happened to values set up by the Renaissance? What artists should do to succeed? Why a toilet bowl is a piece of art now? How to understand contemporary art?
$15+GST per person. Registration by email required: elena@rusart.ca
Date TBD. South Surrey and ONLINE.

Session 6. Surrealism now and then

12+ years old
Surrealism is one of the most interesting and mysterious art movements. Paintings look like puzzles, and every time you'll find something new. And we'll help you in puzzle solving and tell you some stories behind the scene. We'll talk about surrealism from its very beginning to nowadays./br> $15+GST per person. Registration by email required: elena@rusart.ca
Date TBD. South Surrey and ONLINE.

Session 7. Compositional Analysis of Paintings and Composition in Use.

12+ years old
This talk is about the importance of compositions, how to read this language in artworks and what famous paintings tell us with their composition. We'll also cover basics of composition for artists, photographers and designers: light, movement, colors - how to use those to achieve different effects.
$20+GST per person. Registration by email required: elena@rusart.ca
Date TBD. South Surrey and ONLINE.

Upcoming Talks

Due to COVID-19 all our talks postponed till further notice or moved online

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