Beginning students will study the traditional methods of the old Flemish and German masters, while returning artists will refine previous knowledge and explore new methods tailored to their particular visual language and directions. All participants will be encouraged to create a balance between PSYCHE [imagination/spirit] and TECHNE [technical skill] in their work. This seminar will assist both the beginners and professionals alike, in grasping the building blocks of the old masters. Prof. Phil’s style of teaching involves an emphasis on individualized instruction with respect to each artist’s unique style, ability and present needs. Optional visits to art museums in Vienna, artists’ studios and community outings in the Alps will complement the program. This workshop is for those who wish to explore their creative spirit and refine their skills while experiencing the joy and enlightening power of painting in an inspired creative-community. The drawing workshop with Prof. Michael Fuchs is offered to complement your studies in the “mische technique” painting and will work hand-in-hand in the second week of the program. The “Drawing Workshop” is optional and is offered at an additional cost.
Philip Rubinov Jacobson
Philip is an artist, writer, teacher and visionary in several fields. He holds undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate degrees (M.A., MFA) in Studio Arts, Philosophy, Comparative Religion. His work has been exhibited internationally in more than 80 exhibitions and his writings have been read world-wide in numerous articles and journals. He is the author of "DRINKING LIGHTNING - Art, Creativity and Transformation" and organizes and teaches painting techniques of the old masters in the annual seminars; "Old Masters-New Visions". Philip is also spear-heading The MAIA Project, a dream of his that is 30 years in the making, which will represent a kind of United Nations of visionary artists and a forum for creativity as an agent for transformation in education and in all walks of life. He is represented by Galerie 10 in Vienna, and by Galerie Paradijs in Holland.
Michael Fuchs was born in Paris, France in 1952. He spent his childhood and youth with his mother, Geraldine Krongold, in New York City and Los Angeles. In 1970 he left America to study painting with his father Ernst Fuchs and Anton Lehmden at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, earning a Masters degree in Fine Arts in 1976. In 1980 he commenced with studies in architecture under Gustav Peichl at the same Academy, receiving a Masters degree in Architecture in 1987.
Since 1971 the artist has travelled throughout Europe and the USA showing his work in numerous group and one-man exhibitions. Among the many commissions Mr. Fuchs has received, he has persued portraiture with special intensity. The human face, he maintains, is the culmination of nature. He is especially known for his portraits of celebrities, nobility and public leaders as well as private persons and families. His commissions hang in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Diego, Knoxville and Washington D.C. as well as Boca Raton, Denver and Santa Fe. In Europe portraits of his hang in in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Vaduz, Paris, London, Hamburg und Zürich as well as Maastricht and Berlin, Lübeck and in Bremen.
Michael Fuchs will be teaching drawing techniques of the old masters using very simple still-life subject matter while preparing the students for portraiture and nude studies. The acquired skills will work in perfect harmony with the execution of the mischtechnik as taught by Prof. Phil. Drawing studies will be transferred directly to panels for painting in the mischtechnik. Drawing in the necessary foundation for mastering volumes and spaces by using light [egg tempera white in underpainting] for the building of a picture. Monochromatic drawing techniques and the heightening with white is the perfect prelude to the painting method you will be practicing. For beginners and advanced students of the art.
This Summer we journey to the beautiful village of Reichenau in the Austrian Alps, just in an hour outside Vienna. Whether a beginner or professional artist this seminar is intended for people who truly wish to work in a community setting. The Austrian workshop is limited to 24 participants. The MarienHof is a landmark hotel with comfortable rooms. The hotel’s grand architecture and easy access to restaurants, stores, and central park and the alps surrounding Richenau make tins a painter’s paradise. In addition, the hotel boasts a beautiful spa area with a built-in swimming pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation area for our creative community to unwind in. Individuals can also explorethe fairy tale countryside and hike in he alps.
All prices are per person and in USA dollars regardless of current rates. Payment should be made in US Dollars the equivalent in Euros on site in Austria if a final balance is still due the first day of the seminar, or the rate of exchange for that first day the seminar commences. If you decide to leave the seminar early, or arrive late, or take a week-end trip, etc., you are not eligible for any refunds on rooms or meals because of that. This is a package deal, reimbursement for unused days or exchanges of meals are not granted.
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Philip is an artist, writer, teacher and visionary in several fields. He holds undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate degrees (M.A., MFA) in Studio Arts, Philosophy, Comparative Religion. His work has been exhibited internationally in more than 80 exhibitions and his writings have been read world-wide in numerous articles...
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