To coincide with Earth Month, we will be looking at artists who have been inspired by Nature when creating their sculptures, installations and paintings, but also those who have incorporated elements of the world around them, physically in their art works.
Art Movements Events
In this session Art Historian, Bojana Popovic, will discuss some of the most important abstract paintings of the 20th century and try to offer an insight into works of art that can, at times, seem inaccessible or daunting.
To coincide with the blockbuster exhibition 'Francis Bacon: Man and Beast' at the Royal Academy of Art in London, we will have a dedicated talk on this iconic artist. Characterised by his incredible ability to represent inner psychological turmoils and emotional torments, the works we will focus on hauntingly resonate through time.
Spanning from Picasso's iconic Guernica to the works of contemporary artists like Georg Baselitz and Adrian Ghenie, we will look at how key political events of the 20th century have shaped art.
The focus of this session will be to look at artists who draw inspiration from their roots and ancestry – whether it be their own personal histories relating to Africa, or their observation of the appropriation of African culture by the Western societies they are a part of today.
This lecture will look at the period directly after the quinquenio gris and the way in which economic stability gave way to a Cuban artistic renaissance from the late 1970s until 1989.
Lecture two of Cuban Art series will pick up the threads from the previous lecture on Cuban Modernism and look at the life and work of Wifredo Lam.
This lecture is centred around the influences of Spanish colonialism on Cuban art and how its newly found independence led to the start of Cuban modernism. It is the first talk from Cuban Art series.
War and Peace have always been powerful sources of inspiration for art. During this talk we will focus on particular artworks of XX century.
Looking beyond 2D and 3D art, we will explore artists who create windows into new worlds through their immersive art works.