Art in America (44 minutes), followed by American Landscape Artists of the 19th Century (28 minutes)
Art in America is the first installment of a series. It is a mix of art and history beginning with portraits of Native Americans by a Jamestown colonist. There is a close look at Penn’s Treaty with the Indians, The Signing of the Declaration of Independence, The Course of Empire, and Moran’s monumental Yellowstone Canyon, which led to the creation of this country’s first national park. There is also a very brief glance at sea captain Thomas Cook’s self portrait, not identified in the video. It is the earliest American painting whose authorship is known, and it resides in the nearby Worcester Art Museum.
The second video consists of an interview of Jack Brin explaining his interest in combining art with appropriate music followed by an homage to the “Hudson River School” and the “Rocky Mountain School”.
Join Jack Brin for art appreciation films and conversation in this first session in a series of four this fall, paying homage to our native land. Jack Brin is an art and music enthusiast and a former mathematics professor at Western New England College.
Registration is appreciated.