New Mini-Course: John Everette Millais
John Everett Millais's art is today considered by much of the art establishment to be stuffy and conservative, however, during his time, Millais was an avant-garde artist who challenged the conventions of the art establishment.
Millais was one of Art History's most innovative story-tellers. He started a movement, the Pre-Raphaelite movement, that brought to life the poignancy and drama of Romantic literature. He not only focused on scenes of intense drama, but also sought to convey genuine emotion and depth. The moments he depicted were inspired by Keats, Tennyson, and Italian Opera, but the "actors" and "settings" were drawn from the careful observations he made from the people and places he knew. He wanted to make grandeur more sincere.
In this mini-course you'll be immersed into the world of Millais's characters and stories. You'll experience those moments even more powerfully as you learn to relate them to your life. You'll also learn what the scenes he created meant to him, personally, and so come away with a deep understanding of the man who created some of the greatest narrative art ever.
Three Classes: one hour each.
December 3rd, 10th, and 17th.
From 9pm to 10pm EST. (6pm-7pm PST)
June 28th, 11am - Adult Registration