Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | Calder-Picasso Exhibition

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Triple Gong, Alexander Calder (1948)

You are invited to explore the relationship between two legends of 20th century art. Best known for his graceful modernist mobiles, American Alexander Calder brought movement to sculpture through his ever-evolving artwork. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso created deeply personal work that alternated between realism and abstraction. By juxtaposing works dating from the 1920s to the 1970s, this presentation will examine the parallels between Calder and Picasso’s works while also looking at the unique qualities that make each artist distinctive. Don’t miss this insightful and thought-provoking visual conversation between two innovative artists who redefined modernism.

Nu couche, Pablo Picasso (1932)

Our guide for this exploration will be the excellent docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Kathryn Zupsic. Kathryn has been an art educator for over 25 years, working as a docent and lecturer for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, and SFMOMA. She has given hundreds of presentations to adults and students in the Bay Area and on the Central Coast, and now heads up the virtual Art Talks program for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. A native of Portland, Kathryn has a degree in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Oregon and is a graduate of La Varenne chef school in Paris.