W142B – What’s in the Famous Name? Why Do I Recognize That Picture?
Instructor: Karen Roberts, Ph.D.
Have you ever heard the name of an artist and wondered why this person is renowned? Have you ever heard the title of a work of art and wondered why it deserves such fame? This series will examine why specific artworks become masterpieces to be revered by all ages and what makes these artists considered “genius.” How do they see beyond the boundaries of their day to create new forms? Taking alternative paths, they overcome society’s devotion to the familiar and resistance to the new. What is it in their art that overcomes social obstacles?