My Cart

Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa

Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa

The Art Appreciation program brings a unique approach to a better understanding of the greatest artists by incorporating films, video clips, and an engaging slide presentation and discussion. 


Caravaggio and Vermeer & Diane Arbus - 5 Classes 

Caravaggio and Vermeer, Masters of Drama and Optical Illusion

In his book, Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters, David Hockney argues that optical devices such as mirrors and lenses were used by the great masters to create their highly detailed and realistic paintings and drawings from the early 15th century on. He notes that in 1600, the look of European painting changed, and the agent of that change was Caravaggio. Some, not all, of Caravaggio’s work displays unique optical novelty and disturbing immediacy, at once coldly precise and yet hauntingly real, and completely alien to the geometrical perspectives of Renaissance art. These particular paintings were done in Rome where Caravaggio was part of a scientific and experimental milieu in a household frequented by Galileo, who was then developing the telescope. And half a century later in the Netherlands Vermeer painted very differently, but with the same breathtaking intensity and realism. Other painters used optical devices, but Caravaggio and Vermeer made them a central technique in how they portrayed the world.

We will look at the body of work of these two masters to discover the innovative techniques they used in their masterpieces that were far in advance of their time, long before the reality of photography and film.

Diane Arbus, The Female Gaze

The striking black and white photographs of legendary American photographer Diane Arbus (1923–1971) revolutionized portraiture, through their range of subjects and their style.

This winter, the AGO will honour Diane Arbus with a major solo exhibition of 150 works. The first in Canada in almost three decades, Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956–1971, will explore the artistic evolution of one of the most compelling and demanding body of portraits the 20th century had seen to that point.

We will look into the work and legacy of this fascinating female photographer who broke conventions and reinvented herself and the medium of photography in the 20th century.



For more information please contact Andrea Daiam at   [email protected]

Program Type: Arts,
Age range: 18+
Classes Start: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Classes End: Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Day Time # of lessons Spots Available Member Value Fee Regular Fee Code
Caravaggio and Vermeer & Diane Arbus Tuesdays March 10 - April 7 - 1:00- 3:00pm 1:00- 3:00pm 5 CA$75.00 CA$90.00 AASARTOWI20P

    Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa
    Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa

    In stock


    Please Note:

    1) If you are a member, you must be signed in to receive your Member Discount.
    2) The Member discount will be applied to your purchase AFTER you've clicked 'Add to Cart'

    Still not seeing member pricing?
    Don't forget to link your membership by going to Membership Management within "My Account". [Watch Video]

    If you are a JCC Member, please login to receive membership pricing (If applicable to this program)


    Sort By: 

    Ask Question

    All questions will be displayed after moderation.

    No questions yet. Be the first to ask the question!
    Write Your Own Review
    You're reviewing:Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa
    What is the Progam Cancellation Policy?

    Unless otherwise specified by a program director or within any other documentation, the following cancellation policy and JCC Credit timetable applies to all Prosserman JCC programs:

    For Programs that Meet Fewer Than 3 Times

    Due to the costs and booking commitments associated with short-term programs, we regret that we cannot offer any JCC Credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, The Prosserman JCC cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are unable to attend a program in this category, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support for the Prosserman JCC, helping to sustain wonderful programs.

    For Programs that Meet 3+ Times

    You may receive JCC Credit for withdrawal from a program when your cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. Please note there is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations.

    - Full JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a Prosserman JCC program when a written request is received at least one week before the date of the first class.

    - 50% JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a JCC program when a written request is received before the second class.

    - After the second class, JCC Credit cannot be granted. (However, you may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space available and with the program director's approval.)

    - All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to: Prosserman JCC 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan Ontario, L6A 3Z8, Attn: Registration; or by e-mail to [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request.

    *All JCC programs and events are subject to change or cancellation. However, in the event that the JCC must cancel its own program, refunds will be issued. The policy articulated here applies to Prosserman JCC only, and does not apply to Centre Camp, Prosserman JCC daycare and preschool or Prosserman JCC Fitness and Health.

    What is required to receive the Member Discount on Programs?

    In order to receive the member discount on programs, the Prosserman JCC requires that participants be active members at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the registered program(s).

    Please be advised that the Prosserman JCC operates on a JCC Credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director.

    JCC Credit applied to your JCC account can be redeemed for any program at the JCC (not including Centre Camp and Prosserman JCC daycare and preschool), can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date.

    When does Program Registration close?

    Registration for Prosserman JCC programs closes one week before the start date of a course. For some classes we accept registrations until the program has reached 50% of its classes.

    We recommend registering as early as possible, as many programs have limited space, and other programs depend upon a certain enrollment number to ensure they will run. Your place in a program can only be guaranteed when accompanied by payment.

    © 2020 Prosserman JCC

    Powered by Elite Digital