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    Universal Themes in the Art of Realism

    Art in the Classical Style - Timeless and Adaptive to Modern Design

    This talk follows a brief history of Realism from the Renaissance to the present and will show the development of this language visually as it relates to personal and corporate spaces. Including a discussion on the qualities of living with original art.

    Emphasis will be on the use of original art in a dimensional space as more than an accessory. By its very nature as a feature, it provides the client with a collaborative space guided by the aesthetic and knowledgeable designer that pursues and exemplifies comfort, beauty and inspiration. Created by a skilled artist, its elusive nature creates a dialogue.

    The lecture will use a power point format, with selections of historical and contemporary art to illustrate. Included will be original works to confirm the subjective desire to explore its value for interest in any decor. Discussion will include the merits and costs of owning original art in a practical manner; who typically buys, what people are interested in and where it fits in their decor.

    Participants will be introduced into the process of creating a commissioned portrait as it could relate to a feature in any well designed decor, to create a keepsake and a legacy in a family, corporate or institutional setting.

    Presenter:
    Lynn Bertrand, artist, graduate of atelier of The Academy of Realist Art and The Ritins School of Faux finishing. Her experience includes feature art work, commissioned by both of the client and interior designer. Lynn's paintings are privately owned in Toronto and internationally. Memberships include, the Portrait Society of Canada, The American Portrait Society, the Cecilia Beaux Forum., AGO and The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. Lynn sits on the board of The Visual and Digital Arts Humber College.

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    Location23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2 (Map)
    Date & Time

    July 24, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Cost: IDC/ARIDO Members $20/seminar

    Attendance: The protocol will be relaxed and interactive – questions and discussion welcomed into second hour if desired.

    Refreshments will be served and the lovely deck and gardens of the Women's Art Association invite informal networking.

    Location: The Dignam Gallery, The Women's Art Association of Canada 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2

    Steps from Bedford Exit at St. George's station on Bloor Subway. Free parking for 12 cars on premises. Public parking right behind WAAC at Bedford and Bloor.

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