Hapsburg-painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Dede Taylor

Dates: Tuesdays; Jan 26; Feb 2, 9, 23 (no class on Feb 16th)

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Hope Lutheran Church

Course Info: This four-week course will explore the 16th and 17th centuries in Hapsburg Spain through its arts, with a focus on painting. The period is called the “Golden Age” for the enthusiastic patronage of the kings and the virtuosity of artists such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Sanchez Cotán, and Velázquez, even as the monarchy itself was in decline. We will put the period in historical and cultural context, touching on sculpture, architecture, literature, court politics and religious philosophy. Looking deeply at representative (and simply gorgeous!) paintings in a variety of genres, we will analyze their artistic form and technique and seek to unveil their meanings.

Class Format: Lecture and discussion

Readings: None.

Dede-TaylorInstructor Bio: Dede Taylor is an art historian who taught courses (“from Cave to Contemporary”) in the School of Art at MSU for 12 years. She developed a fascination with the arts, language, and cultural history of Spain and taught courses in the arts of Spain of which this class is a part. Helping students open their eyes and minds to the aesthetics and meanings of art has been her great joy and she looks forward to sharing Hapsburg Spain with Wonderlust participants.

Instructor Bio: 

Dede Taylor is an art historian who taught courses (“from Cave to Contemporary”) in the School of Art at MSU for 12 years. She developed a fascination with the arts, language, and cultural history of Spain and taught courses in the arts of Spain of which this class is a part. Helping students open their eyes and minds to the aesthetics and meanings of art has been her great joy and she looks forward to sharing Hapsburg Spain with Wonderlust participants.

 

 

Cost: $50.00 - member; $85.00 - nonmember

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Kathryn Earley 2When my husband and I were looking for our place to retire, one of the places we visited was Bozeman.  While we were here we went to the library, where I happened to pick up a Wonderlust brochure.  Here was university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects.  No homework, no exams, no papers, just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It was also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.  I was hooked! Over the past several years, I’ve come to feel strongly about supporting this valuable community resource for lifelong learning, and fortunately there’s a community of dedicated volunteers who feel the same way.

This past year was our first as Friends of MSU Wonderlust, whose mission is to support and promote MSU Wonderlust.  We’ve contributed funds to getting a new projector at Hope Lutheran Church, where many of our classes are held, and to Gallatin Community Radio, which broadcasts many of our Friday Forums.  We’re also sponsors of and taking part in Active Aging Week and the Prime Age 50+ Expo.

In September Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on September 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  Also in September we’ll be a sponsor of the Bozeman Public Library’s celebration of Yellowstone National Park, Our Yellowstone.  

On October 3rdand 4thMSU Wonderlust is hosting an interactive symposium for practitioners and lifelong learners, Lifelong Learning: New Opportunities for Aging Communities.  This symposium, sponsored by Friends of MSU Wonderlust and MSU’s Office of Research and Development, will provide an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, innovations, and strategies.

Save the dates: Wednesday, October 3, 5 pm – 7 pm, for the opening reception and presentation featuring Dr. Renee Reijo Pero of MSU and Dr. Rick Knopf of Arizona State, and Thursday, October 4, 9 am – 4 pm,for in-depth sessions on various topics, featuring speakers from across Montana and the U.S.  For details on the symposium and on all MSU Wonderlust program offerings, see www.montana.edu/wonderlust   

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust