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American Modernism ONLINE: The Other Modern Art

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining

Modern Art, in general, was a reaction against the traditions of the past. European modernism started to take shape toward the end of the nineteenth century. “American Modernism” refers to an artistic and cultural movement in the United States that began at the turn of the twentieth century, with a core period between World War […]

Paul Cézanne: The Father of Modern Art (Online Course)

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining

Although not widely appreciated until the last decade of his life, Paul Cézanne was the preeminent French artist of the Post-Impressionist era. Insisting that painting stay in touch with its material, virtually sculptural origins, he paved the way for the emergence of twentieth-century modernism, both visually and conceptually. His work constitutes the most powerful and […]

Reincarnations: Finding the Past in the Present (Online Course)

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining

Every generation of artists wants to express its own ideas, address its own issues, and develop its own innovations. Modernists, in particular, felt that the great masterworks which had preceded them no longer “spoke” to the world in which they lived. Scholars often reinforce this idea by illustrating the differences between art eras and movements […]

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