Art History Lecture in Langley by Gary Faigin

Posted in Community News, Visual Art

Nov. 2, 2016

Caravaggio: The bad boy who rewrote art history

This promises to be another fascinating and highly entertaining lecture. Sublime master of realism inside the studio, incorrigible delinquent on the outside, the Baroque artist Caravaggio embodied contradiction.  His spectacular paintings changed art history, but his violent personal life brought his career to an untimely end. Artist, critic, and educator Gary Faigin will discuss why the art of Caravaggio had such an explosive impact on painters of his time and how his familiarity with the violent world of the Roman street made his canvases so dramatic and so real.

Gary Faigin is the artistic director and co-founder of Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. He is also the author of The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression.

If you would like to attend the second of the Gary Faigin lecture series, there are two ways to sign up: on our website www.whidbeyislandfas.com (and pay through PayPal) or send a check to 813 Edgecliff Drive, Langley, WA 98260. Walk-ins are also welcome!! However, space is limited.

Friday, November 11, at 6 p.m. at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Zech Hall $25. No-host bar open from 5:30 p.m.

 

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