Taking the Abstract Out of Abstract Art

Have you ever wondered what abstract art is all about? Are there hidden meanings in the drips and splatters of a Jackson Pollock painting? Are there ways of reading Gerhard Richter’s blurred veils of paint or Mark Rothko’s fading colour fields? In this session Art Historian, Bojana Popovic, will discuss some of the most important paintings of the 20th century and try to offer an insight into works of art that can, at times, seem inaccessible or daunting. She will also discuss the historic context that may have led many of these artists to abstraction and why they felt this method of working was a more appropriate means to express what they were going through at the time.

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Upon completing her Masters in Curating at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Bojana worked at TATE Britain and The Serpentine Galleries before seeking experience in the private art sector. For a few years she worked for private art galleries in Zurich and Paris before moving to the leading auction house, Christie’s, in London. During her four years at Christie’s she worked as a Specialist in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department where she also led art history lectures in collaboration with Christie’s Education’s MA programme. Since then, Bojana has been working as a freelance art consultant, Art History lecturer and writer.

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