Christopher Parrott

Christopher Parrott is a Contemporary Realist painter whose work has been exhibited and collected internationally for over two decades, and featured in art publications such as Art Forum, Art Papers, and New American Paintings. Educated at Pratt Institute, he followed that degree with a post-college tenure at the Barnstone Studios, studying Classical design systems and Art History. Among numerous other locations, he has recently been featured in a gallery exhibition entitled Modern Masters in New York City, and has regularly participated in Basel art fairs both in Miami and Switzerland.

The Lectures

ART AS INSTRUCTIVE/ART AS EXPRESSIVE: Two Lectures and a Visit to the Met

10:00 – 12:00 noon
Fridays , May 1 - May 8*

3 Sessions
Fee: $150.00

A common critique of classical masterworks is that they are too didactic (“didactic” deriving from the Greek word didaskein, “to teach”). Such criticisms suggest that art ought not to intentionally teach us; therefore, aesthetes would then seem to be claiming that when art aims…

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Classicism Through The Ages

10:30 - 12:30 pm
Fridays , September 13 - September 27

3 Sessions
Fee: $90.00

Despite centuries of constant change in the creation and appreciation of art, the aesthetic principles of Classical Greece have proven to be incredibly durable. From Imperial Rome to the Renaissance to French Neoclassicism to the present day, Classical methods and ideas have provided a…

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NEO PURITANISM: Policing Culture in the 21st Century

10:30 - 12:30 pm
Fridays , October 11 - October 25

3 Sessions
Fee: $90.00

In the culture wars of the 80s and 90s, protests against art tended to come from social conservatives and the religious right. In the first decades of the 21st Century, protests have increasingly come from the Progressive Left; museums and galleries have been targeted…

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TURNER, MONET, AND THE ORIGINS OF ABSTRACT PAINTING

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fridays , January 17 - January 31

3 Sessions
Fee: $90.00

This series will examine how J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) and Claude Monet (1840-1926) laid the groundwork for Modernist abstract painting. Both pushed the boundaries of the landscape genre to exciting new places with their explorations of surface and color, anticipating the "pure painting" that would…

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VAN GOGH , SEURAT, AND CEZANNE: Giants of Post-Impressionism

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fridays , February 14 - February 28

3 Sessions
Fee: $90.00

After the artistic revolution of Impressionism, three painters who would come to be known as Post Impressionists –Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Seurat, and Paul Cezanne– would push the boundaries of art even further. This course will focus on these three major figures, all of…

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WHO IS THE GREATEST ARTIST OF THE 20th CENTURY?

10:30 - 12:30 pm
Fridays , November 22 - December 13*

3 Sessions
Fee: $90.00

The rapid evolution of Modernist art -which saw movements as varied as Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art- produced a wide array of towering artistic talents. For some critics, artists like Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollack, and Andy Warhol…

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