W105 | The Eyes Have It: Comparisons | Jock Brooks


1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EST

In-person at The Clark Institute, Williamstown, MA

4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

Four Sessions 

Limit: 20

Closed at Capacity

Art historians rely on comparing works of art both in general and in detail in their studies and research. They try to match up similar artistic styles, develop chronologies, attempt to identify artists and authenticate works of art, and, indeed, even define national styles and techniques through comparing and contrasting art objects. So will we!

This 4-part course is to be held at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown and will range through the entire collection: painting, sculpture, prints, and drawings. Primarily visual, comparisons will sometimes be obvious and instructive, sometimes far-reaching and surprising, sometimes “out of the box.” Most comparisons will be for students to make and develop, and so the course will have considerable student participation, input, and discussion. We realize that contrasting objects, techniques, designs, compositions, etc., is also a way of comparing art.

Entrance fees to the Clark during the course sessions will be waived.

Jock Brooks, Retired Associate Director of the Clark Art Institute and author of the first guidebook to the Clark, with degrees from Princeton and Columbia.

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