Pop Goes the Portrait: Breaking & Remaking the Rules of the Portrait

Madison Art Society

Mar. 6, 2024, 11:00 am

P.O. Box 1383
PHONE 646-242-6068


Madison Art Society’s Zoom Art Lecture:
“Pop Goes the Portrait: Breaking & Remaking the Rules of the Portrait”

Presented by Bob Potter on Wednesday March 6, 2024 at 11:00AM:

The 1960’s marked a radical turning point in American artistic expression in films, music, and art created against a back drop of social turmoil and change. Abandoning Abstract Expressionism, which had dominated American modern art after World War II, painters like Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, and Alice Neal along with photographer Cindy Sherman would enthusiastically return to figurative art and celebrate pop culture and themselves in bold depictions of the human form and spirit. In a wide range of visual images, profiles of the artists, and historical context, this lecture will explore the artists, the people they painted and the changing historical events and artistic movements that influenced society and the art of portraiture during this pivotal period in American art.

Art Lecturer Presenter Bob Potter is a graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. He started his career as an art director at Scholastic Magazines and later marketing executive for Time Warner, National Geographic and later as a corporate development officer for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He helped create an innovative art therapy program for Save The Children, launched a professional development program for art students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and is a docent at the Yale Center for British Art. He and his wife Jeanne, who is a master watercolor artist and teacher, live in Old Lyme, CT. `

This event is in keeping with our motto: Art reflects the values and needs of the community it serves. Madison Art Society’s purpose is to promote, sponsor and encourage excellence in the arts in our community, the schools and among its 250 members.
Please come join us and support your local artists and community! RSVP [email protected] by noon on Mon., March 4, 2024. This lecture is open to the public. Those who RSVP will receive the Zoom link on the day before the Lecture (3/5/24) via e-mail from [email protected].

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