Open House at my Studio May 11, 2024 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. 1700 Bolton St., Baltimore, MD

By Karen Warshal / April 24, 2024

Over a year ago, I was commissioned to create a series of three biblical paintings on the theme of meetings at the well. This series has come to be called the “Women at the Well” series, and it has taken me almost a year to complete. I’m excited to show these at my studio before…

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Corrections in reference to the last lecture, Jean-August-Dominique Ingres and the Rebirth of Raphael in the Nineteenth Century

By Karen Warshal / August 5, 2020

I was just listening to my last lecture and I must have been exhausted because over and over I kept using Raphael’s name in place of Ingres. I hope it will make sense for anyone who listens to it again or for the first time. The lecture is about the influence of Raphael on Ingres…

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The Influence of Greek Sculpture on Art Through the Ages

By Karen Warshal / May 27, 2020

This is the first Zoom lecture I did for my Howard Community College museum classes once everything shut down due to the covid19 pandemic. There’s a lot of visiting as well as some technical glitches in the beginning since this was the very first one and the learning curve was high. I suggest you skip…

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Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio: Italian Baroque Painting in the Late 16th and early 17th Centuries

By Karen Warshal / May 26, 2020

Fifth in a series of zoom lectures done for my Howard Community College museum class in May 2020. This lecture features two of the greatest painters of the early Baroque period, Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio. Annibale draws heavily on his Renaissance predecessors, shaping a new kind of painting that remains deeply rooted in the past.…

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Standards of Excellence: 17th Century Genre Painting in the Dutch Golden Age

By Karen Warshal / May 23, 2020

Sixth and final lecture for my Howard Community College museum classes, delivered on May 22, 2020. This lecture traces the shift from history painting to genre painting in the Dutch Golden Age. Special focus on the art of Gerard ter Borch the Younger, Gerrit Dou, Frans van Mieris, and Johannes Vermeer reveals a deep connection…

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