Watch the recreation of a master painting from start to finish. In this series, artist Paul DuSold will copy and discuss examples of the work of three 20th century Philadelphia painters, Arthur DeCosta, Seymour Remenick, and Rose Naftulin.
These artists were influenced by the three great traditions of Western Painting: Classicism, Romanticism and Impressionism. Arthur DeCosta (1921-2004) was a figure painter strongly influenced by the works of Titian and Poussin. Seymour Remenick (1925-2005) was a landscape and still life painter, who was inspired by the paintings and ideas of Corot. Rose Naftulin (1925-2005) was motivated by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. These three artists were committed to their influences even as those traditions were being dismissed by ideas of Modernism.
By watching Paul copy artworks by DeCosta, Remenick, and Naftulin, the viewer experiences each painting with much greater understanding! Artists who knew and studied with these three artists will also be in the sessions to offer their first-hand knowledge.
Participants are allowed to ask questions at the end of each session.