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 through processes of comparison and contrast. But we are all part of human culture. We also cannot “un-know” what we know. Try as we might, we cannot pretend that art created in the “past” has not somehow figured art of the “present”. We might not receive, perceive, or interpret earlier works of art as someone from centuries ago might have done—but the humanity at their core remains highly relevant. In this series, we will examine the ways in which the art of the past has remained very much alive in the present—either directly or indirectly. Art is an ongoing continuum. Great works of art remain alive forever. Join us on this journey to discover how—and why!
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Meet your Instructor: Jill Kiefer