Seeing is Believing: How to Look at a Masterpiece – Online Art Lecture

DateApril 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Time10:30 am - 11:30 am

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $Free

Non-Member's Price $15


Event details

There are three elements in a work of art that – when used in unison – establish it as an artistic masterpiece:

  • Clarity of composition
  • Psychological impact by the control of color and light
  • Intensity of feeling projected through the physical scale and dramatic content of the painting’s subject matter

The artists reviewed in this PowerPoint seminar will demonstrate that regardless of changing styles, the character of a masterpiece is its ability to reflect the human condition and is universal and timeless in its significance.

Join art historian Kevin Costello as he examines masterpieces by Titian, Rembrandt, Francois Boucher, Jean-Auguste Ingres, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock, David Hockney, and Anselm Kiefer.

This exciting, live virtual art lecture series is free to Alliance members or $15 for non-members. You may become a member to participate.

Please note: this interactive and hands-on lecture is hosted online, which means you get to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, studio or kitchen table! It will be hosted via Zoom. If you’ve never used zoom before, we suggest you take some time to familiarize yourself with the platform ahead of time and download the app. You can find everything you’ll need at or in the App store on your phone or tablet. An access link will be provided prior to the start of class.

About the presenter, Kevin Costello: Kevin Costello graduated from the Chelsea School of Art and University of London’s Goldsmiths College with diplomas in Fine Art and Art History.

Kevin’s involvement in the Sarasota arts community is varied and includes having been Art and Architecture Correspondent for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and a Contributing Writer for Arts and Culture Magazine.

Kevin, a studio artist, has taught painting, figure and conceptual drawing, sculpture and art history at the San Francisco Academy of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Ringling College of Art and Design.

He is a poet and a lecturer in contemporary art history at numerous arts and continuing education institutions throughout Central West Florida.