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In this class, the presenter will show two documentary films about Korea: one on the artistic and cultural achievements and another on Korea’s industrial achievements since the Korean War.
An outgrowth of the Romantic movement, the Hudson River School was the first native art movement in the United States; it was strongly nationalistic both in its proud celebration of the natural beauty of the American landscape and in the desire of its artists to become independent of European schools of painting.
A key part of the founding of the United States was all the new imagery that was needed for a new nation.
Sidney Mobell discusses his career turning everyday objects into beautiful, and valuable, works of art. An internationally renowned jewelry designer, Mobell (American, born 1926), has created objects for celebrities, Queen Elizabeth and executives and donated 20 of his objects to the Smithsonian, where they have been the centerpiece of numerous special exhibitions like Jeweled Objects of Desire.
A pioneer of modern art, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is known for his imaginative paintings and prints that combine figures, folklore and fantasy. Raised in Russia, Chagall mastered his craft after moving to Paris in 1910, where he lived and worked among a colorful group of artists.
Lark Grey Dimond-Cates discusses her experiences translating the work of her stepfather Ted Geisel–a.k.a. Dr. Seuss–into life-sided bronze sculptures.