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July 11, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Time Details:
3 weekly sessions-2 hour sessions beginning July 11th, 2019.
Mill Creek Activity Center
6518 Vista Drive
Shawnee, KS 66218
$50 / person
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Special Interest: Osher Institute-Three Dutch Masters: Rembrandt, Vermeer, & Van Gogh

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Was Rembrandt an experimental etcher? Did Vermeer use a camera obscura? And how did van Gogh’s use of color and impasto application of paint influence modern art? We’ll learn how Rembrandt was inspired by the Bible, why Vermeer’s reputation is based on just 34 paintings, and how Vincent van Gogh, in an artistic career of less than 10 years (three of which were spent learning to draw), became one of the most beloved and prized artists of all time. These questions and more will be discussed while viewing some of the most beautiful paintings in the world. Dan Kirchhefer is an artist and Professor Emeritus who taught drawing, printmaking and the history of American Art at Emporia State University. Johnson County Park and Recreation District in partnership with The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas are pleased to bring you a collection of courses designed for adult learners. No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s just learning for the joy of it.