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Spring 19 - Art Appreciation

A monthly delve into the world of visual arts and art history led by practising artist Alastair Eales. Alastair is a Gallery Lecturer at Southampton City Gallery and has an MA in European Fine Art.

Wednesday 6 February: A Whistle-stop tour of the Modernist Masters: from Cezanne to Klimt to O'Keeffe to Jackson Pollock.

Modernism encapsulates a shift in art starting in the latter part of the 19th Century and blossoming in the early part of the 20th Century that reflected the new industrial world. The term acts as an umbrella for a myriad of artistic movements and endeavours: from impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism, The Fauves, Die Brucke and Futurism to name a few. This artist talk will explore seminal works of art and artists that define and signpost this sift from the Victorian world into the brave new 20th Century.

 

Wednesday 6 March: Pop(Art) Will Eat Itself.

The curator and art critic Lawrence Alloway coined the term, Pop Art in the 1950s. Alloway claimed that Pop Art was the “the art of popular culture”, but he was wrong. In actuality, Pop Art is the art about popular culture! Since its post-war burgeoning, Pop Art has expanded into all aspects of modern culture; to such a point that it cannot help but mirror itself and consumes itself and in itself a statement on our modern obsession with resampling and recursive cultural contemplation.
This talk explores the rabbit-holes of queasy quasi-quantum Pop, through seminal works and key artists from the 1950s to the present day.

 

Wednesday 3 April: The Power of the Portrait: An Exploration.

An exploration of the evolution of the portrait through art history. Starting with the Mona Liza and finishing with a wry look at the contemporary obsession with the "selfie".

 

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