Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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A Study of Important Artists and their Work.

Monday, March 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Monday, March 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Alex Shundi Examines Important Artists, presenting elements of their lives and attitudes.

In this six part lecture series, which begins March 21 at 7 PM, Alex Shundi explores the work, lives and attitudes of many important artists.  He has been writing about the themes that thread through their lives, creative struggles and perspectives on expressing through their arts. 


"They are my take, seen from a perspective of both a historical analysis, and my experience in making art my entire life. I intend to offer a view that comes from within, that is conditioned by the actual triumphs and struggles that accompany the explorative and expressive arts – the journey in the act of creation and the poetry of seeing and imagining."


These lectures are based on these writings, accompanied by images of the work, are designed not only to inform and "explain" their art, but also to analyze it in depth, while presenting elements of their lives and attitudes.


"The work we will examine will inevitably be a strategic summary of their usually huge creative output, chosen to summarize their efforts and discoveries."


The artists will be from many different nationalities and time periods. For some Shundi will have personal recollections of experiences with them. 

The series of six lectures are presented on Monday evenings on the ZOOM platform from 7 to 8 PM.  They usually tend to run over by approximately 15 minutes and we often add a session to cover more material. They are recorded and the sessions available shortly after each session. Links are provided for the lectures on the day of the session.

Some of the artists included are: Anselm Keefer, Arshile Gorky, Umberto Boccioni, Alberto Burri, Caravaggio, Fra Angelico, Francis Bacon, Francisco Goya, Frida Khalo, Giorgio De Chirico, Wassily Kandinsky, Louise Bourgeois, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Chaïm Soutine, Bill De Kooning, Toulouse Lautrec, Johannes Vermeer, Vittore Carpaccio, Claudio Monteverdi in San Marco, Antonio Allegri “Correggio” ( 2 cupolas), Andy Goldsworthy, Vladimirov Christo, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Michael Heizer, Claude Monet in Venice, Girolamo Mazzola “Parmigianino” (Turkish Slave), Lucian Freud, Lee Bontecou, Pieter Bruegel, Robert Rauschenberg, Xu Bing, Joseph Albers and Giorgio Morandi (comparative), Jenny Seville, Jacopo Robusti “Tintoretto”, and Amedeo Modigliani.


Pay only once for the entire 6 week of sessions.  Each date of the series will have an ability to pay, but pay only once.