PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight Talk

Spotlight Talks take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm. A PMCA docent leads an engaging and insightful 20-minute discussion about a work of art currently on view in our Main Gallery exhibition E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit.

This month’s focus: Drying Sails and Drying Sails, St. Tropez

From Fortune’s key sense of design to her saturated colors, Drying Sails and Drying Sails, St. Tropez exemplify the artist’s bold style. The key difference in the two paintings is the gender of the main subject–one includes a male sailor, the other a female painter. Find out more about what this distinction would’ve meant to this progressive female as well as about her work and travels abroad during the Spotlight Talk.


Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Edinburgh Castle [detail], c. 1921. Oil on panel, 12 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. Collection of Harry Parashis; Featured Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Drying Sails, St. Tropez, 1926. Oil on canvas on Masonite, 38 1/8 x 48 1/4 inches. Monterey Museum of Art. Robert J. Dwyer Trust, 2010.017