A Virtual Lecture Series with Alex Shundi
This is a 6 week lecture series on Monday evenings on the Zoom platform. Each night’s lecture is slated to last one hour but usually lasts about 1 1/2 hours from 7 PM. Links are provided on the day of the lecture and the sessions are taped for re-watching at any time.
Alex Shundi’s statement about this class.
“The Strategy of Composition in the Story of Art: an analysis of various strategies and methods on how to reveal an intention or story in the difficult but magical format of painting, a study of past means and discoveries, and a discussion on the eight most important elements of its function).
When we confront a painting, the contents are arranged to guide our eye into an emotional; experience, serving to accompany us into a journey dictated by the exigencies of a story told by the artist, using a plethora of stratagems based on the manipulation of dynamics in an illusion of space-time.
Where we accept entering into a world of sensations, motion, recognition, poetry and mystery. It is only some pigment spread on a cloth in humble two dimension.
But the strategic methods used to arrange our journey are the lessons of thousands of years of exploration and inventions, that employ a wide variety of means.
How do we enter into a world of illusive sensations? Where do we go next and why? How will we react to these apparitions, this presence of time-atmosphere-movement, etc.?
The strategies of the artist will reveal an interesting and inspiring analysis, as we will study these creative images throughout the story of humanity.
Composition in the Story of Art (an analysis of various strategies and methods on how to reveal an intention or story in the difficult but magical format of painting, a study of past means and discoveries, and a discussion on the eight most important elements of its function).”