New Lecture announcement:
Check out my new website http://www.theArtHistoryChannel.com
and my new video on LACMA's Levitated Mass and what L.A. Residents have to say about the 2012 installation by artist Michael Heizer.
Images from past meetup museum visits and lectures
The Sharon Fitzgerald and The Art History Channel attempts to bring Art History alive in a way you’ve never heard it before. The old antiquated way if looking at a movement, style, or period by itself in a vacuum is replaced by examining art history with a new holistic approach where we examine the interconnectedness of history as a whole. By taking a step back to gain a larger perspective while also looking deeper into the social, political, religious and philosophical influences- we will begin to see art in a new light and rethink art history.
These lectures will also attempt to answer the age old question, “What is Art” and “Who has the right to judge it?” What is beauty? At what point is something not art? When it’s commercial? Political? Is graffiti real art? To be an artist, do you have to make it yourself?
Andy Warhol didn't always actually make his art, his assistants did - does that make him less of an artist? In answering this question, Warhol was once quoted as saying:
"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." - Warhol
“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it." -Warhol
Warhol, like Marcel Duchamp before him, raised questions that we are still debating today- Authorship-Authenticity-Originality and Aesthetics- these all seem to lead us back to the most basic question, what is Art?
From Early Christian to the decline of the Roman Empire to the decent into the Middle Ages to the miraculous rebirth of the Renaissance, from Baroque to Neoclassical to Romanticism, Realism, Modern to Post Modern. This visual history is a tell tail sign of man’s attempt to describe the world, as he saw it for better or for worse. Discover for yourself and take journey into the past with The Passport Lecture Series.