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Course: Art of Ukraine

Further to Freddie's Soviet Art lectures last year he has been working on research on the Art of Ukraine which he will share with us in this survey course of 3 lectures that covers art, architecture and design from the end of Kievan Rus in the 13th Century to the present day.

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Course: Art of Ukraine
Course: Art of Ukraine

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Feb 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT

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About the Event

Freddie Heacock-Barber is a postgraduate alumnus of The Courtauld Institute of Art, where he specialised in Modern

British painting and sculpture.

Since 2017, a developing research interest the Soviet Union led him to study Russian and subsequently

Ukrainian languages. After his last lecture series for Art Historical London on Soviet Realism Vs British

Realism, he travelled to Ukraine in January and February 2022 and now returns to present a three-part

survey course on 'The Art of Ukraine':

Monday 27/2/23: 'At The Crossroads'

At the intersection of the Byzantine Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and

the Soviet Union, to name just a few, the country that we now call Ukraine has been subject to an

astoundingly diverse range of visual influences since Kyiv was founded in 482AD. In this first lecture we

will identify the religious, cultural and geographical peculiarities of Ukraine that would set the scene for

the unique artistic expressions that would develop alongside the unshakable identity of the people we

have become so familiar with over the last year.

Monday 6/3/23: 'The Art of a Nation'

This lecture will consider how internationally popularised styles of art in the late

19th and 20th Centuries were used to define the characteristics of a Nation. We will be examining artists

who worked within the geographical boundaries and political framework of the Soviet Union but whose

art undeniably reflects the cultural traditions and aspirations of Ukraine as a state in and of itself.

Monday 13/3/23: 'The Art of Resistance'

In the final lecture of this series we will be examining contemporary artists and

their responses to the second Russian invasion on the 24th February 2022. In addition to the

conventional mediums of art, we will be examining the role of digital art and mass media as artistic tool

in the fight against tyranny and oppression.

Please note that once you pay you will get an email confirming your payment. This email will also contain a link for the first online lecture, unless you buy the whole series. If you have not received any emails with a link, please check your spam or junk folder, or email us and we will manually send you the link.

A recording will be made and can be bought separately by members of our database.


  • Course of all 3 lectures

    This will give you access to all the lectures. Please note the same link can be used throughout, but you will need to register each time.

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