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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.
- Fri, Apr 26Richmond Library Annexe (and online)Apr 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1Richmond Library Annexe (and online), Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UKThe 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
- On DemandOnline recorded lectureOn DemandOnline recorded lectureFor 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
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarCindy 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.
- On DemandOnline recorded lectureOn DemandOnline recorded lectureCindy 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.
- On DemandOnline recorded talkOn DemandOnline recorded talkPaul 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
- On DemandOnline recorded lectureOn DemandOnline recorded lectureCindy 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.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarCindy 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?
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOvershadowed 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!
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarThe 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.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarThis 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.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarIn 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!
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarAs 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.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarAs 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.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarFrom 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.
- On DemandOnline Recording WebinarOn DemandOnline Recording WebinarTo 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.
- On DemandOnline Recorded WebinarOn DemandOnline Recorded WebinarCindy Polemis looks at how artists have used art to challenge and question established conventions within the art world and in a wider social & political context. Focusing on artists from the late 20th- early 21st centuries, with a special emphasis on works at Tate. Be prepared for some surprises!
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