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"To many, the world of art and its origins are shrouded in mystery, almost too complex to unravel......."

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Let Dr. Sandra Palmer of Art Your Service unravel the mystery! Would you like to learn about a subject that is creative and exciting?

 

Art Your Service is the perfect choice. Come along with us as we delve into the world of art history exploring paintings, sculptures and more.

 

Most people know many of the world’s great works of art, but not the stories behind them. Join Dr. Sandra Palmer on the incredible journey that is art history, from Ancient Egypt through the 21st Century.  Art brings this wondrous experience to you with presentations & lessons that are fresh and fun. We look forward to taking the journey with you!  

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A SAMPLE OF OUR SEMINARS - OTHER TOPICS AVAILABLE

1.     Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: Avant-Garde to Modernism


How many times do we look at a calendar or poster hanging on a wall and see a painting by Monet or Van Gogh?  Why are we so attracted to the beautifully colored and textured paintings by the artists of the time?  Join in a presentation and discussion on the two artistic movements arising in mid Nineteenth century France and learn about their similarities, differences, and the works of art and artists who are so deeply admired today.


2.    Tutankhamun:  Still An Enduring Power


One hundred years ago British archeologist, Howard Carter, unearthed a legend and today we are still piecing together new revelations.  Who was Tut and why is he so famous, and what are the mysteries and superstitions surrounding him?  Take an extraordinary journey back to ancient Egypt and join in a presentation and discussion about the young warrior king. 


3.     Great Masters of the Italian Baroque:  Bernini and Caravaggio


Following the High Renaissance of the Sixteenth Century, the Baroque period begins and is nowhere more prevalent than in Italy itself.  The presentation focuses on two revolutionary artists, Gian Lorenzo Bernini in sculpture and Caravaggio in painting, both moving away from the art of the preceding period and setting the stage for art moving forward.


4:   The Life and Works of Frida Kahlo


Frida Kahlo, known as a Twentieth Century surrealist and magical realist and symbol of strength and resiliency, was a Mexican painter inspired by nature and popular culture of Mexico.  She explored themes of identity, gender, class and race in Mexican society.  The presentation will focus on the artist’s fascinating works with strong autobiographical elements mixed with realism and fantasy.

 
5.  The Cradle of Civilization:  Ancient Greek Art and Architecture


Have you ever wondered why Greek male statues are portrayed without clothes and the Parthenon, the great Greek temple of the Fifth Century BCE and 2500 years old, is still standing?  Ancient Greek civilization was much shorter lived than that of Ancient Egypt (3000 years) or Ancient Rome (1000 years), but its art and architecture are among the most spectacular in the history of art.  The wonders of Ancient Greek civilization will both enlighten and inspire you on this journey back in time.


6.    Art Movements of the Twentieth Century


The first half of the Twentieth Century was a period of significant upheaval worldwide.  Between 1900 and 1945, the major industrial powers fought two global wars; witnessed the rise of Communism, Fascism, and Nazism; and suffered the Great Depression.  These decades were also a time of radical change in the arts where painters and sculptors challenged some of the most basic assumptions about the purpose of art and what form an artwork should take.  An artistic revolution emerged with artists exploring new directions.  Fauvism, Cubism, German Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art are some of  the art movements that speak to these changes.

 
7.     Wonders of Ancient Egypt


The civilization of ancient Egypt, with its rich history and enduring mysteries, stands as a testament to human achievement and ingenuity.  Spanning over three millennia, Egypt’s unique culture and remarkable accomplishments continue to captivate our imaginations today.  Embark on a journey through time to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt from the time of the Great Pyramids in the Old Kingdom through King Tutankhamun in the New Kingdom and beyond.

 
8.    Great Masters of the High Renaissance:  Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael

 
Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael were all active during the High Renaissance, which was an intense period of creativity in  Italy and beyond from the 1480s into the first decades of the Sixteenth Century in Rome, Florence and Milan.  The presentation will focus on the three great masters, specifically their artistic styles, individual masterpieces, and the  rivalry that existed between them.  

9.  The Genius of Michelangelo Buonarroti

 The “triumphant savior of the arts, a figure of light,” are the words of Giorgio Vasari, Italian artist and biographer of Renaissance artists, who wrote these words about Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Sixteenth century.  Michelangelo, who lived twice as long as most people did in the Renaissance and was busy and successful in his 70s and 80s as at any time of his life, is one of the greatest artists in history.  Supreme in all three arts – sculpture, painting and architecture - he was active during three artistic periods at the time including the Early Renaissance, High Renaissance, and Late Renaissance (Mannerism).    He had an enormous impact on contemporary artists and artists of subsequent periods

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Dr. Sandra Palmer has been lecturing to college students and adults for the past 30 years on topics of Art History from before the dawn of civilization through the tweny-first century.  She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Egypt, including conducting Art History tours. Dr. Palmer studied at the University of California Davis and the University of Chicago.  She has Bachelors & Masters degrees and a Doctorate in Art History. She is passionate about the discipline and enjoys sharing her love of Art History with others. Her vision is to inspire people to learn about and truly appreciate the expansive and beautiful world of art.

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Do you want to learn from a highly experienced lecturer who is passionate about helping others grow? Look no further than my seminars. With customized content that caters to your specific taste, my seminars provide an illuminating and personalized learning environment. If you prefer a more private setting, I also give presentations to a more intimate group at home. Let's take your appreciation and knowledge of art to the next level together.

Do you want to learn from a highly experienced lecturer who is passionate about helping others grow? Look no further than my seminars. With customized content that caters to your specific taste, my seminars provide an illuminating and personalized learning environment. If you prefer a more private setting, I also give presentations to a more intimate group at home. Let's take your appreciation and knowledge of art to the next level together.

Art Your Service will provide services in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

   Art Your Service is based in Suffolk County, NY and will provide services in towns such as, but not limited to, Blue Point, Brookhaven, Canaan Lake, Centereach, Center Moriches, Coram, Crystal Brook, East Moriches, East Patchogue, East Setauket, East Shoreham, Farmingville, Manorville, Mastic, Medford, Middle Island, Miller Place, Moriches, Mount Sinai, North Bellport, North Patchogue, Ocean Bay Park, Point of Woods, Port Jefferson Station, Ridge, Rocky Point, Selden, Setauket, Shirley, South Haven, Sound Beach, Stony Brook, Strongs Neck, Terryville, Upton, West Manor and Yaphank.

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