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Cult of the Machine: American Precisionism in Painting and Photography

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An upcoming exhibition at the de Young Museum features works of Precisionism by artists such as Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Charles Demuth. Precisionism flourished during the 1920s and 1930s, as artists responded to new technology. Amid general hope that the machine age would improve quality of life in the United States, artists’ responses ranged from enthusiastic optimism, a form of religious awe, to dire warnings of a dehumanized society. Precisionists combined European Cubist abstraction with American realism and employed hard-edged geometric shapes to depict the emerging industrial landscape of the post-World War I era.  This course will include two lectures defining the various aspects of this movement and examining the historical factors that contributed to this art form. The course will conclude with a field trip to view the exhibition. Course fee includes one (1) admission ticket to exhibition. Transportation not included.


Class Details

3 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Emeritus Hall
  On Location.

Instructor : Teresa Martinelli 



Registration Closes On
Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/14/2018 - 7/21/2018 Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Santa Rosa, Emeritus Hall  Map, Room: 1596 Teresa Martinelli  ClassRoom
7/28/2018 Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map, Room: TBD Teresa Martinelli  On location