Thursday, March 9, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
This lecture will transport us back to the art-studios of "La Ruche," a beehive of creative activity inhabited by young impoverished geniuses, such as Soutine and Chagall. We will follow the decadent rise and fall of Jules Pascine, the tragic brilliance of Modigliani and the success of Diego Rivera and many more fascinating artists. Through visual imagery and dramatic narrative, speaker John Paul Thornton analyzes the brushwork, scandals, politics and passions of Montparnasse.
Presenter: John Paul Thornton, artist, educator and speaker has taught at LACMA, The Skirball Cultural Center, and CSULA.
JCC members $18, public $23