Full program description
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Days: Fridays (November 5 – December 24)
Course Number: #9153
Monthly Cost: $390
“There was, in fact, never any reason to believe modernism in painting and sculpture “was dead” as some of the art world claimed. (People have spoken of the death of modernism for sixty years.) In this scenario it was supplanted by postmodernism. What’s amusing is that unlike modernism, postmodernism is hard to pin down. So many things thrown into the pie from pop to performance, from conceptual art to political art. Initially championed by that showman Andy Warhol, it was questionable to begin with.
At the same time a few holdout art critics and artists, myself included, believed postmodernism was just another name for bad art. Everything that failed as art-qua-art fell into that category. Following postmodernism meant breaking with the seven-hundred-year tradition of painting and sculpture, as well as eliminating standards. Plus, beauty. There is still more to do and discover in modernism.”
About the Instructor
Ms. Lipsky is a colorfield painter and a writer based in New York. Her pictures are represented in twenty-five public collections, including the Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the Walker Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, and Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum. She has had thirty solo exhibitions. Her writing has appeared in Tablet Magazine, The New Criterion, Public Books, and others.