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Live and Recorded talks relating to:

the 20th Century

  • James Ensor: forerunner of the expressionists
    James Ensor: forerunner of the expressionists
    2024 is the year in which Belgium will be commemorating the artist James Ensor. Oostende, Antwerp & Brussels are hosting many different exhibits and events. Join us live or online to celebrate this unique artist with them!
  • The Artistic Legacy of Mondriaan: An Evolution into Abstraction
    The Artistic Legacy of Mondriaan: An Evolution into Abstraction
    Who doesn't know Mondriaan's geometrical paintings in primary colours? His evolution into abstraction didn't happen overnight though, and it is exactly by studying his evolution that abstract art becomes more relatable.
  • Ensor Trip to Belgium!
    Ensor Trip to Belgium!
    Join us for 1 or more days in Belgium to celebrate the Ensor Year! We'll be visiting the KMSKA in Antwerp for their exhibition: Ensor Beyond Impressionism, the James Ensor House in Ostend for their exhibition: Satire, Parody, Pastiche, and enjoy a full program of cultural immersion along the way!
  • Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Goddess
    Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Goddess
    This talk introduces Tamara de Lempicka's life, art, her clients & her art deco lifestyle! more info below
  • The Birth of Expressionism: The Friendships that made Modern Art
    The Birth of Expressionism: The Friendships that made Modern Art
    The birth of European Expressionism is the story of a ground-breaking circle of friends and artistic colleagues known as the Blue Rider. Join Cindy as she shows us some of the artists and their bold, bright experiments in the emotional power of colour! more info below
  • Picasso's Women: series of 3 lectures together
    Picasso's Women: series of 3 lectures together
    This bundles a series of 3 lectures Maria gave on Picasso's Women. In the 1st lecture we examine his life & passions. The 2nd session looks at his love affairs and marriage from 1900-43 and the 3rd will cover his partners from 1943-73.
  • PICASSO:GODDESSES AND DOORMATS; Session 3: His muses from 1943 to 1973
    PICASSO:GODDESSES AND DOORMATS; Session 3: His muses from 1943 to 1973
    This third session on Picasso and the women in his life, will cover his partners from 1943 to 1973. Some were artists themselves, others came from nobility and others were simply young and pretty. Maria unpicks their influence.
  • PICASSO:GODDESSES AND DOORMATS; Session 2: his muses from 1920 to 1943
    PICASSO:GODDESSES AND DOORMATS; Session 2: his muses from 1920 to 1943
    This second session will look more deeply at the love affairs and marriage of Picasso from 1900 to 1943 and the emotions that connected him to the women in his life and his own artworks.
  • A brief review of Pablo Picasso's life and oeuvre in relation to women.
    A brief review of Pablo Picasso's life and oeuvre in relation to women.
    We will analyse Picasso's oeuvre through the emotions that connected him to the women in his life. Some of them lived with Picasso, some of them lived for Picasso. The research was based on diaries and books written by his partners as well as by his descendants.
  • Remembrance Day: William Orpen: “Like a Sudden Growing Up”
    Remembrance Day: William Orpen: “Like a Sudden Growing Up”
    To mark Remembrance Day this lecture by Alan Read looks at the art of William Orpen. From grand society portraits to chillingly direct depictions of the battlefields his paintings were often quite extraordinary. Please find more info below
  • Kathe Kollwitz and her printmaking methods
    Kathe Kollwitz and her printmaking methods
    In the work of Käthe Kollwitz, it is hard to see anything but the subject. Dramatic and, more often than not, harrowing, Kollwitz’s subjects demand our attention. We'll be focusing on her innovative & ever-evolving printmaking practice, embedded in experimentation & German art theory of the time.
  • Contemporary Sculpture
    Contemporary Sculpture
    This lecture reveals how contemporary artists have forged new territories. Please join Sophie as she explains two important artist: RACHEL WHITEREAD- revealing the negative space and CORNELIA PARKER- connecting objects with the fragility of the human condition. more info below
  • Peggy Guggenheim, a collector with flair
    Peggy Guggenheim, a collector with flair
    Peggy Guggenheim was a progressive and forward-thinking patron & collector. Her singular career spanned the modern era, linking the Dada and Surrealist movements with Abstract Expressionism. Time for a talk on this extraordinary arts patron!
  • Art of Ukraine: 'The Art of a Nation'
    Art of Ukraine: 'The Art of a Nation'
    We will consider how international popularised styles in the late 19 & 20th Centuries were used to define the characteristics of a Nation. more info below
  • Sculpture: Hard stone & Soft power: the Metamorphosis of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
    Sculpture: Hard stone & Soft power: the Metamorphosis of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Pioneering Female Photographers
    Pioneering Female Photographers
  • Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    Women artists have often been misunderstood as secondary members of the surrealist movement. Re-examining surrealism shows us that women artists were an integral part of the movement. This talk introduces the work of these women. more info below
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