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Chris Parrott via ZOOM

Amid the many artistic and cultural rebellions between the years of 1900 and 2000, the centuries-old genre of portraiture was dramatically redefined by a wide variety of artists. While photography was increasing its dominance as the go-to medium for recording a person's appearance, many painters found new ways to push the boundaries of visual representation beyond what a camera could record. Incorporating Modernist methods of abstraction, distortion, simplification, and expressive color allowed artists to depict more than what was outwardly visible, and attempt to represent a subject's psychological state, personality, or interior life. This three-day lecture series will delve into an expansive collection of portraits from 20th century artists such as Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Alice Neel, Lucien Freud, Chuck Close, and many more, with a particular emphasis on self-portraiture.

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About the lecturer(s)

Christopher Parrott

Christopher Parrott is a Contemporary Realist painter whose work has been exhibited and collected internationally for over two decades, and featured in art publications such as Art Forum, Art Papers, and New American Paintings. Educated at Pratt Institute, he followed that degree with a post-college tenure at the Barnstone Studios, studying Classical design systems and Art History. Among numerous other locations, he has recently been featured in a gallery exhibition entitled Modern Masters in New York City, and another entitled Wangsim Selects: Hong Kong Showroom, 3rd Edition, where he has exhibited with such well-known artists Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol. He has regularly participated in Basel art fairs in both Miami and Switzerland.

Lecture Details



3 lecture(s)
Day & Time

Monday, 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Jun 10, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Jun 24, 2024