Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa
The Art Appreciation program brings a unique approach to a better understanding of the greatest artists by incorporating films, video clips, and an engaging slide presentation and discussion.
Klimt and Schiele; two giant figures of twentieth-century, art and their interlinked artistic legacy
Tuesdays, May 7th to May 28th at 1 pm- Four weeks
1918 was a seismic year in Vienna. As the Austro-Hungarian Empire crumbled, an intense period of creative vitality drew to an end with the deaths of two of its foremost artists. One was the preeminent and strikingly modern painter of fin-de-siècle Vienna, Gustav Klimt; the other the young, scandalous and prodigiously talented Egon Schiele. Both created some of the most powerful and well-known paintings of the modern era.
In 2018, the centenary of both artists’ deaths, many museums around the world including the Albertina Museum in Vienna and the Royal Academy in London marked this with exhibitions highlighting and offering intimate insights into the artistic relationship and different creative processes of these two extraordinary artists. The Royal Academy show particularly focused on their incredible drawing practice which is fundamental to understanding their creative process.
We will examine this artistic dialogue by looking closely at the art and lives of these two giants of modernity.
The Spirituality of colour in the age of Invention and Abstraction
Tuesdays, June 11th to July 2nd at 1 pm- Four weeks
In the early part of the twentieth century, many art movements formed and have come up with new ways of seeing and interpreting the world around them. Some of these artists particularly focused on the spiritual power of colour and created a new artistic language that was not seen before. One of these movements The Blue Rider group formed in 1911 and showcased many artists who shared similar ideas about the role of colour and spirituality in art derived from Kandinsky’s important book On the Spiritual in Art.
We will look at some of the artists whose work in colour was injected with spirituality including Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, August Macke, Gabriel Münter and Paul Klee; and at artists like Sonia and Robert Delaunay and a less known female artist who has just recently received a retrospective in the Guggenheim Museum, Hilma af Klint- a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings were among the first abstract art leaning heavily on the teaching of Rudolph Steiner and the Theosophist movement. . A considerable body of her abstract work predates the first purely abstract compositions by Kandinsky.
For more information please contact Andrea Daiam at [email protected]
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