Caravaggio: The bad boy who rewrote art history - with Gary Fagin

  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260 United States

Join Seattle artist, art educator, tour leader, and art critic Gary Faigin for a lively presentation on Caravaggio. Sublime master of realism inside the studio, incorrigible delinquent on the outside, the Baroque artist Caravaggio embodied contradiction.  His spectacular paintings changed art history, but his violent personal life brought his career to an untimely end.  Artist, critic and educator Gary Faigin will discuss why the art of Caravaggio had such an explosive impact on painters of his time, and how his familiarity with the violent world of the Roman street made his canvases so dramatic and so real.

Gary Faigin is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. He has led art tours to Europe for the past 20 years, including most of the important art centers from Budapest to Barcelona. He was the monthly art critic on Seattle’s NPR station, KUOW for ten years, and currently writes art reviews for the Seattle Times. He has also lectured at the Seattle Art Museum.

All Seats $25

PURCHASING TICKETS

Tickets will be online at www.whidbeyislandfas.com or drop a check in the mail to:  WIFAS, 813 Edgecliff Drive, Langley, WA 98260