Afternoon Salon

Blurring the Lines: An Examination of Figuration and Abstraction

Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose, 1633
Francisco de Zurbarán
Spanish, 1598-1664
Oil on canvas
24-1/2 x 43-1/8 in. (62.2 x 109.5 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Blurring the Lines: An Examination of Figuration and Abstraction

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Can figurative and abstract art say the same thing? How do the spiritual qualities of Zurbarán’s Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose compare to the explicit spiritual qualities inherent in Vasily Kandinsky’s work? How does the essence of flight in Brancusi’s Bird in Space speak to the essence of human nature found in Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen? Come ready to join in a lively discussion about the impact of art.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants. | Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.