Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa
Two revolutionary Women artists' road to recognition
Tuesdays, October 9th to October 30th at 1 pm- Four weeks
Both the artists Frida Kahlo and Berthe Morisot's reputations have long suffered setbacks. How come it has taken so long for their greatness to be acknowledged?
-Frida Kahlo- a fresh perspective
With the rise of Frida Kahlo’s fame and fandom, especially since her death in 1954, it’s easy for different versions of the artist to be created.
But who is the real Frida Kahlo? We will dig deeper into Frida's mind and heart reexamining her legacy and important contributions to art and fashion in the twentieth century; all this in light of a new groundbreaking exhibition in the V&A in London this summer, which offers a fresh perspective on Frida Kahlo’s life and art.
-Berthe Morisot- the Forgotten Impressionist
The French Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot has long been overshadowed in art history by her male contemporaries such as Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Pierrre Augusta Renoir.
A groundbreaking exhibition is coming this June to the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec and then in the Fall to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia aiming to re-evaluate, restore and reassess and bring the significant body of work of this important but long forgotten painter to a wider audience and acclaim.
Women artists who changed the way the female identity is viewed
Tuesdays, Nov 6th to Nov.27th at 1 pm- Four weeks
"Do women have to be naked to get into the Met Museum? Less than 4% of the artists in the modern art sections are women, but 76% of the nudes are female." ... Seems extraordinary, doesn't it?
The names Louise Bourgeois, Paula Rego, Cindy Sherman and Dianne Arbus might not be as familiar to the wider public as their male contemporaries but each one of these extraordinarily talented women artists had contributed a body of work that dealt with female sexuality, identity and what it meant to them to be female artists in an art world dominated by men.
We will look at their incredible works and ask ourselves as to whether female artists will ever go on to be celebrated as true greats, breaking through cultural expectations and the familiar tangle of a majority male arena.
Impressionism and the City
Tuesdays, Feb 26th to April 2nd at 1 pm- Five weeks
The Impressionist artists were not only looking to nature as a source of inspiration for their art. Even though as a group they were mostly known for their landscape paintings, capturing beautiful dappled light and leisure a great number of their paintings are grittier and focus on the city in particularly Paris and its rapid transformation and growth into a busy industrial thriving hub.
In winter 2019 the AGO will stage an exciting new exhibition called: 'Seeing Impressionists in a New Light' will explore how the Impressionist artists reflected on their changing city.
We will discuss this often less known aspect of the Impressionist movement and conclude with a group visit to the AGO exhibition. Date TBC
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