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Cindy's Events

This page lists any upcoming events that Cindy will deliver for Art Historical London, and

past events that Cindy has delivered which can still be watched for a small fee.

  • The Birth of Expressionism: The Friendships that made Modern Art
    The Birth of Expressionism: The Friendships that made Modern Art
    Fri, Apr 26
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay
    Apr 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    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
  • John Singer Sargent and Fashion
    John Singer Sargent and Fashion
    On Demand
    Online recorded replay
    On Demand
    Online recorded replay
    Sargent was THE international star of the Gilded Age, most famous for his dramatic & stylish portraits of the elegant & wealthy. He brought his subjects to life and used fashion as a powerful tool to depict identity and personality. The lecture coincides with Tate exhibition, ‘Fashioned by Sargent'.
  • The Art of Rubbish
    The Art of Rubbish
    On Demand
    Online recorded live lecture
    On Demand
    Online recorded live lecture
    Cindy will discuss how artists use thrown away materials to create works of art which also confront contemporary issues like climate change and legacy of empire.
  • There’s Still Life Yet in Still Life
    There’s Still Life Yet in Still Life
    On Demand
    Online recorded lecture
    On Demand
    Online recorded lecture
    For centuries the genre languished at the bottom of the academic hierarchy-somehow less valued for the absence of the human face. Lets look at the overlooked & celebrate the special affinities of still life. more info below
  • Pioneering Female Photographers
    Pioneering Female Photographers
    On Demand
    Online recorded lecture
    On Demand
    Online recorded lecture
  • Hogarth and Europe
    Hogarth and Europe
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    Cindy Polemis, explores the artistic exchanges of the 18th century, and investigates how Hogarth and artists across Europe captured the new social, philosophical and economic ideas in unforgettable visual social commentaries which still resonate today. More information below.
  • Woman who made Modernism
    Woman who made Modernism
    On Demand
    Online recorded lecture
    On Demand
    Online recorded lecture
    Cindy Polemis looks at the work of 4 extraordinary women artists working in Germany in the 1900s-Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kathe Kollwitz, Gabriele Munter and Marianne Werefkin, all of whom played a central role in the development of radical new directions in European art at the turn of the century.
  • Tensions and Contradictions in Cezanne’s work
    Tensions and Contradictions in Cezanne’s work
    On Demand
    Online recorded talk
    On Demand
    Online recorded talk
    Paul Cezanne- the father of modern art- a man who said he would astonish Paris with an apple and did just that. His still lives, landscapes & nudes broke the rulebooks on composition & form. He revolutionised the way we see, creating a new visual language which paved the way to Cubism & abstraction
  • Northern Lights: four  leading northern European artists
    Northern Lights: four  leading northern European artists
    On Demand
    Online recorded lecture
    On Demand
    Online recorded lecture
    Cindy explores the eerie and sublime landscapes of Norwegian artist Nicolas Astrup, the haunting portraits of Finnish painter Helen Schjerfbeck, the extraordinary abstract shapes and swirls of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, and the fantastical folkloric images of Lithuania’s M.K. Ciurlionis.
  • Painting Now
    Painting Now
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    Cindy looks at some of today’s leading young contemporary artists who exploit the unique characteristics of painting to create fresh & compelling images that reflect and articulate the times we are living in. Is this time honoured medium of art best suited to explore the complexity of our age?
  • Surrealist Women
    Surrealist Women
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    Overshadowed by the likes of Dali, Magritte & Max Ernst there was a host of intriguing Surrealist women like Frida Kahlo, Meret Oppenheim & Leonora Carrington to name a few- who championed Surrealist ideas to create extraordinary & haunting works, and a distinctly conceptual energy. Cindy explores!
  • Georgiana Houghton-Drawing from Ghosts
    Georgiana Houghton-Drawing from Ghosts
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    The 19th century British painter Georgiana Houghton was dismissed as an eccentric, amateur artist who claimed to talk to the dead. But her abstract style is beginning to be recognised as being way ahead of her time as she takes her place as one of the world’s first abstract pioneers.
  • Hilma af Klint: The World’s First Abstract Artist?
    Hilma af Klint: The World’s First Abstract Artist?
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    This Swedish artist created a secret body of work through communicating with spirits. From 1906 she created extraordinary abstract paintings- years before greats such as Kandinsky, Mondrian & Malevich, leading many critics & historians to now celebrate her as the world’s 1st Abstract artist.
  • The Golden Age of British Contemporary Art: Did Brit Art really change the World?
    The Golden Age of British Contemporary Art: Did Brit Art really change the World?
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    In 1988 art students from Goldsmith’s College, led by Damien Hirst, put on an infamous exhibition called Freeze, arguably kicking off one of the most fertile and radical periods in the story of art and putting London firmly at the centre of the contemporary art world!
  • Turner’s Modern World
    Turner’s Modern World
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    As a curtain raiser to Tate Britain’s much anticipated new exhibition of Turner’s Modern World. (October 28, 2020 to March 7,2021 although this might be postponed) Cindy Polemis looks at how Turner articulated the dramatic changes taking place in the age of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Stuff of Nightmares
    Stuff of Nightmares
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    As the nights draw in, Cindy Polemis looks at artists who have been fascinated by images of violence, horror and the supernatural to convey feelings of terror and wonder. From the 18th century Gothic Nightmare of Henry Fuseli to the contemporary dystopian landscapes of Anselm Kiefer.
  • Portraiture: Here’s Looking at You
    Portraiture: Here’s Looking at You
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recorded Webinar
    From ancient world to artists like Tracey Emin & Lucien Freud, portraits have been used to show power, status, virtue, beauty, wealth & taste. Cindy looks at how portraiture has changed throughout the ages and how the genre shows us how to communicate with past & present in exciting surprising ways.
  • Francis Bacon: The story of an Enigma and the Creation of Genius
    Francis Bacon: The story of an Enigma and the Creation of Genius
    On Demand
    Online Recording Webinar
    On Demand
    Online Recording Webinar
    To coincide with a major retrospective at the RA from Jan '21, Cindy looks at Bacon's formative years. An Irish born horse breeder’s son who became 1 of the most important painters of the 20th c. Self-taught, Bacon lived his life at its most extreme & his paintings continue to shock and provoke.
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