Have You Found Your Arcadia? Part II: Inspiration as Muse

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By Terryl Lawrence, Ph.D.


The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

The twentieth century was host to more artistic movements than any other time in our history. Creativity in all fields seemed to have soared to new heights. Although Gertrude Stein claimed that “Paris was where the 20th Century was”, I believe that the passion for developing new artistic ideas was more universal.

The range of inventiveness was widespread in art, music, architecture, dance, and the theater. Although enterprise in the twenty-first century is in our bones, the imagination of those innovators who came before this time is difficult to match.

Florida became a wondrous area for ceramics and painting. The Ashcan artists in New York had a gritty, but gorgeous, approach to their canvases, and the Pre-Raphaelites in England were enchanted by mythology, literature, and spectacular women. California Bay Area artists proved that they were truly “the Golden State”, and San Miguel de Allende drew from the majesty and history of Mexico to become a mecca for resourceful creators in paint, pen, sculpture, fabrics, and dreams.

Terrace of a Cafe at Night by Vincent van Gogh

Terrace of a Café at Night by Vincent van Gogh

One cannot help but be inspired by the magic that occurred in those studios, schools, and art colonies. In my upcoming 6-week summer course at LLS Jupiter, we will suspend time, and travel to those unique and special regions to partake in those exceptional times.

Have you found your Arcadia? Part II: Inspiration as Muse
Tuesdays – May 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 2017
1:30-3:00 p.m.

To register, click here.



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