Silvermine School of Art Faculty Member, Dmitri Wright from Greenwich, will present his lecture “The Science and Poetry of Impressionism: Ideas for Contemporary Impressionist Painters,” on Sunday, November 3rd (contributed photo)
The popular fall lecture series returns to the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan with two very exciting lectures featuring Silvermine Guild Artist and Faculty member, David Dunlop and Silvermine Faculty member, Dmitri Wright. On October 20th, David Dunlop will present “Where are Pictures From?” and on November 3rd, “The Science and Poetry of Impressionism: Ideas for Contemporary Impressionist Painters,” will be presented by Dmitri Wright. Both lectures will be held in the Sara Victoria Hall Auditorium at 4:30pm.
In the lecture “Where are Pictures From?” on October 20th,” David Dunlop will look at how our brain makes and finds images, and examine how artists find and build their images in paintings, sculptures and photographs. Insight will be provided on how our biological vision works, how we look at pictures, and how we read our environment. David will also look at how light becomes an image and the journey that image takes from a mass of reflected light into paint on a canvas. This lecture explains not only how vision works, but also how our brain creates pictures.
David Dunlop’s lectures are always stimulating, fun, and sell out quickly, often with standing room only. Each lecture is unique and David always brings amazing insight into his discussions, actively involving the audience. He is extensively well-read, searching for the underlying principles of art, exploring original sources and recent advances in neuroscience. That he is eager to share his discoveries is reflective in the titles of his lectures.
Guild Artist and Faculty Member, David Dunlop from Wilton, will present his lecture, “Where are Pictures from?” on Sunday, October 20th (contributed photo)
A resident of Wilton, David Dunlop has been a teacher at the Silvermine School of Art since 1993. He has given art history lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has been a visiting artist/lecturer at multiple institutions, including New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, Katonah, New York; the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont; and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Dunlop is a modern-day old master whose luminous landscapes draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. His work is nationally known and featured in many prominent collections throughout the United States and abroad. Galleries and institutions have granted David solo shows since 1981. His PBS program on Cezanne was included in the exhibit Cezanne and American Modernism at the Montclair Art Museum, and he also hosted and wrote the 2009 Emmy Award-winning PBS television series “Landscapes Through Time.”
The series continues on Sunday, November 3rd with Dmitri Wright, and “The Science and Poetry of Impressionism: Ideas for Contemporary Impressionist Painters.” In this lecture, Dmitri will discuss the science and poetry of Impressionist painting and drawing. He will speak about natural and postimpressionism, as well as his ideas for creating contemporary impressionist’s work. Displaying his own work as examples, Dmitri will demonstrate the contemporary impressionist approach to landscape painting and will share his views on impressionism being a revolution and not a style.
With an artistic lineage that stems from the American Impressionist, Dmitri Wright, a graduate of Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts, is a winner of scholarships at Cooper Union and the Max Beckman International Scholar at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. His work focuses on the Preservation and Progress of Impressionism. A resident of Greenwich, CT, Dmitri is also an instructor at the Weir Farm National Historic Park, a national site dedicated to American Impressionism and a lecturer at the Greenwich Historical Society.
All lectures are held at the School of Art Auditorium (Sara Victoria Hall) and ticket prices are $10 per person for members and $12 per person for non-members. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, call the School Office at 203-966-6668 ext. 2 or visit our website at www.silvermineart.org.