Art and Film Through the Ages: Themes and Interpretations
Travel through centuries of creative works as you examine art and film ranging from Renaissance works to post-1970s contemporary art.
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Program No. 23305RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

With the serene backdrop of San Pedro Conference Center to inspire you, this music and art history course takes you through three unique topics: European artists, 1940s film noir and contemporary art. Join local experts for a week of classroom study as you learn how famous artists and filmmakers from Michelangelo to Andy Warhol were influenced by the historical context in which they lived and worked, and study major themes that marked their artistic eras.
Activity Level
Easy Going

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delve into the live and works of some of Europe’s most famous and fabulous artists throughout history, from da Vinci and Michelangelo to Gainsborough and Picasso.
  • Contrast these classic European artists’ works with that of contemporary artists as you study major themes of post-1970s art.
  • Learn about the entertaining yet cynical film noir classics created in the 1940s as you explore the themes and tropes of this fascinating genre.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs). Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Susan M. Rosoff
Susan Rosoff served as Curator of Education at Orlando Museum of Art where she developed many award-winning programs and educational materials. She taught undergraduate and graduate level art history courses at the University of Central Florida. Now head of Susan Merrill Rosoff Arts and Museum Consulting, LLC, she lectures across throughout Florida and works with museums and schools in creating arts integrated learning resource materials, which include co-authoring “Teaching Through the Arts: Writing,” a book using the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to teach writing.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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