All Souls Kansas City

ART IN CONTEXT | With Peggy Schrock

Les Demoiselles

An online class about visual culture and changing human values

Fridays on Zoom 1:00-2:30, beginning July 10

We’ll discuss and answer questions such as:

  • why ancient art in general rejected the idea of “reality” in depictions of the world;
  • how Roman art and architecture reveals an obsessive quest for power;
  • why Christians briefly rejected all images Christ, Mary, and the saints in the 9th Century;
  • how the birth of Socialism led to the first true Realism in art in the mid-19th Century;
  • how the use of bright color in art became politicized in the late-19th Century;
  • why the CIA sponsored international exhibitions of Abstract Expressionist art in the 20th Century.

These and many more topics will be discussed as we look at the great art of the past and consider the changing value systems that influenced the history of visual expression.

If you think you may be interested in participating or simply have questions about the class please email Peggy Schrock (peschrock@gmail) and I will send you more information about the schedule of topics.