Art Students League Lunchtime Lecture: Great Storytelling in Figurative Painting with Margaret McCann

I hope this finds you well. I’m writing to share that the Art Students League is hosting a free afternoon program with instructor Margaret McCann that will take place on Tuesday, April 11 from 12-1pm, at Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery (215 W 57 Street, 2nd Floor).

In this lecture, League Instructor Margaret McCann will broach these questions by analyzing the compositional ingenuity of masterpieces, mostly from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

McCann will reference the Hellenistic sculptures that influenced Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists, and 18th-century philosopher Lessing’s aesthetic theory “Laocoon,” which examined different functions of poetry versus visual art. She will also discuss how the arrangement of variables such as realistic anatomy, chiaroscuro, and linear perspective in a composition either enhance or distract from narratives portrayed in paintings.

new york, NY

215 W 57th Street, 2nd Floor
new york, NY 10019
United States