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Rembrandt: Painter of Light and Mind

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) dominated the Dutch Golden Age in painting, drawing, and etching. Auguste Rodin called him “the colossus of Art.” We’ll discuss his troubled life and career, innovative techniques, witty self-portraits, and illustrations from history and the Bible. We’ll explore his deep compassion and understanding of the human heart. This is a course in visual thinking and creative seeing, not art history.

Instructor Bio:

Don Fry, an independent writing coach, pursued two careers, first teaching Beowulf and Chaucer at the University of Virginia and Stony Brook University, and then in journalism research. He has helped over 10,000 authors write better and faster with less agony. Don recently published his 21st book, Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process That Works for You. He has taught 13 OLLI courses, and taken three, for the sheer fun of it.

Recommended Reading:

Any book on Rembrandt with lots of pictures.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B207 Don Fry Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 Tu 1:00-2:30 p.m. Unity of Charlottesville WL

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