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.
The figure in British Art- a century of painting life
Tuesdays, Nov 6th to Nov.27th at 1 pm- Four weeks
Figurative painting is currently enjoying a renaissance as leading contemporary artists continue to give it prominence. An important exhibition at Tate Britain in London last spring and summer explores how British artists of the last and current century have represented the human figure, from the grotesque to the tender. Dominated by Lucian Freud who famously said, “I want the paint to work as flesh does," and Francis Bacon’s disturbing, contorted figures, the exhibit includes many other artists, including Paula Rego, Frank Aurbach, Walter Sickert, David Bomberg, Jenny Seville, Euan Uglow, Stanley Spencer, RD Kitaj and others. We will explore how these artists attempted to capture the intensity of human life with paint and how the older generation of British artists impacted their younger followers.
Impressionism and the City
Tuesdays, Feb 12th to March 12th 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, 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. Part of their modernity was their ability to capture this new excitement and the changing realities of city dwelling.
In winter 2019 the AGO will stage an exciting new exhibition called: ''IMPRESSIONISM IN THE AGE OF INDUSTRY: MONET, PISSARRO AND MORE” will explore how the Impressionist artists reflected on their changing city.
Works will be drawn from the AGO collection and from around the world and will illustrate how Fascinated by the rapid pace of change, the Impressionists captured on canvas the workers, machines and factories that were forever altering their city.
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