Drawing Class

Nature Morte and the Significant Objects Exhibition: Courbet, Manet, and the Birth of Impressionism

Apples, Pears, and Primroses on a Table, 1871-1872
Gustave Courbet
French, 1819-1877
Oil on canvas
23-1/2 x 28-3/4 in. (59.7 x 73 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation

Nature Morte and the Significant Objects Exhibition: Courbet, Manet, and the Birth of Impressionism

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Teacher: Cole Case
Type: Drawing Class

Los Angeles–based artist Cole Case leads an in-depth investigation of the still-life genre. The four-part course examines the formal compositional elements of works from the Museum’s collection and the exhibition "Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life." Using the techniques discussed, students create original compositions inspired by the work of the masters.

Courbet, Manet and the Birth of Modernism
Participants discuss of the beginnings of modernism in the 19th century by exploring the changing nature of subject matter and painting in the styles of such artists as Courbet and Manet. Conté pencils are used to create original works on colored drawing paper.


Special Exhibition Galleries | All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $20 ($16 for members), and space is limited to 18 participants. All materials and admission to the galleries on the day of class are included. | Online registration is required. For further information, contact the Education Department at (626) 844-6980.