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Each semester accents either drawing, pastel, or watercolor. In this class, based on the Siegel Theory of Opposites, a student's mind and hand, seeing and imagination, logic and emotion are encouraged to work together. Some subjects are: Intimacy and Grandeur in Still Life; How Much Can Small Objects Mean to Us?; There Is Space In, Around, and Between Things.
Class Meets Alternate Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In this class, work in process by persons engaged in the visual arts is looked at with Eli Siegel's historic 15 Questions, "Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?," as the critical criterion. Fresh, honest seeing and sincerity of expression are encouraged, and some questions asked are: What is your intention?; Are you trying to put opposites together?; What is the relation of subject matter and technique?; What is your criticism of the way you see?; As an artist, what do you hope for?; Is there an impediment?
Class Meets Third Sunday each month, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (continuous)
Conversation of Two Red Pots
Oil on Canvas by Dorothy Koppelman
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This class studies the art of the world — from the Rembrandts at the Met to the latest work in Chelsea — with this great Aesthetic Realism principle, stated by Eli Siegel, as the basis: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." The class will be held in museums, galleries, and at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation.
Note: Since many museums charge admission, the museum fees will be additional.
Class Meets Alternate Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The education Aesthetic Realism was founded by Eli Siegel, poet and critic.
Aesthetic Realism classes in art include The Visual Arts and the Opposites, a museum/gallery course; The Art of Drawing: Surface & Depth, taught by Marcia Rackow and the Critical Inquiry: A Workshop in the Visual Art s, in which works in process are looked at, taught by painter Dorothy Koppelman.
The Aesthetic Realism Explanation of Poetry is taught by Ellen Reiss, Class Chairman of Aesthetic Realism. "Poetry," Eli Siegel explained, "is the oneness of the permanent opposites in reality as seen by an individual."
The Aesthetic Realism music classes, taught by Aesthetic Realism faculty members Barbara Allen, Anne Fielding, & Edward Green, and mezzo-soprano Carrie Wilson (Singing), are based on this principle of Aesthetic Realism: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves."
The Aesthetic Realism and Acting class, taught by Anne Fielding * is based on this concept stated by the founder of Aesthetic Realism: "Acting is a certain way of taking the contraries of the world. It is a way of being somebody else for the purpose of coming back home immediately."
• Discussions in the press & at the TG: Bernstein, Bruegel, da Vinci, Gee's Bend: Quilts, Guston, Homer, Indiana, Koppelman, Lange, Monet, Picasso: Dora Maar Seated, Picasso: Minotauromachy, Picasso: Guernica, Pollock, Pollock: Number One 1948, Potter, Rietveld, Sargent, Sloan, Terrain Gallery [1}, Terrain Gallery , Terrain Gallery , Velazquez, Vermeer
• More: Eli Siegel - Biog., Library, Self and World & chapters, On Beauty, Anthropology; Ellen Reiss - Poetry Class, Professional classes; Classes on Idioms, Children, Poetry & Animals; TRO commentaries: Emily Dickinson, Robert Burns, Eli Siegel, J.K. Rowling
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