We are so lucky at VSY! Our MTM program just received a most generous donation! It is the whole series of books that contain the Seminars in Art by John Canaday and published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are 12 books in the collection and each book has the full text of Mr. Canaday’s Art Seminars and include 12 small prints of paintings illustrating each theme. The 12 themes are:
1- What is a painting?
2- Realism: The Painter and the World Around Us
3- Expressionism: The Painter and the World He Creates
4- Abstraction: The Painter and the World We Never See
5- Composition- Pictures as Patterns
6- Composition: Pictures as Structures
7- Composition: Arrangement as Expression
8- Techniques: Fresco
9- Techniques: Tempera and Oil
10- Techniques: Water Color, Pastel, and Prints
11- The Artist: The Artist as a Social Critic
12- The Artist as a Visionary
The incredible thing about these books are the prints that are located in a pocket inside each volume. Some of the artists featured are: Blake, West, De Chirico, Degas, Goya, Manet, Pisarro, Klee, Munch, Braque, Moore, and so many more.
The books are located in the Art room, on top of the MTM prints rolling cart. Next time you’re in school, take a moment and look at the books. Please feel free to use them as research material for your presentations. Use the calendar to sign-in if you’ll be using the a book that day, but please do not take them home with you. If you take out one of the prints, please make sure you put it back in the correct volume. The collection is complete.
Thank you to our generous donor and to Allan Barsky who made it happen!