Paula Modersohn-Becker: Girl with Vase of Flowers 1907


Date(s) - 20/06/2019 - 18/06/2020
10:30 pm - 12:30 pm

The Cut

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THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH COMMENCING JUNE 20TH. NO BOOKING REQUIRED. £10 per session (£5 for under 18’s and carers).
Consisting of a one and a half hour talk (interspersed with a 15 minute break), followed by a 15 minute discussion/questions.

Refreshments available at The Cut cafe.

This talk series examines the life and work of approximately 60 female artists. Some will be well known (for example, Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe), but most hardly known at all (for example, Sofonisba Anguissola, Charlotte Salomon, Paula Modherson Becker). The talk series is broadly chronological commencing with the Medieval Period and travelling through to Modernism. We will be looking in detail at about 2/3 artists per session. In order to understand the artworks and the situation for women artists, it is crucial to have a knowledge of the historical background so we will be looking at social, political and cultural influences too.

This series consists of approximately (it may be extended), 12 separate 2 hour sessions as outlined below (please note lists are works in progress!) Please do not feel you’ll be ‘left out’ if you don’t attend previous sessions!

  1. Anguissola, Fontana, Galizia (Renaissance)               
  2. Gentileschi,Sirani,Roldana (Baroque)    
  3. Rysch, Peeters, Leyster (Dutch Golden Age)                    
  4. Beale, Carlile, Cosway (English Baroque)            
  5. Carriera,Therbusch,Vigee le-Brun, Labille-Guiard (Rococo)
    6 Guillemine-Benoist, Kauffman, Mayer (Neo-Classical)
    7 Claudel,Siddal,Swynnerton (Romantic/Victorian)

    Elisabeth Vigee le Brun: Memoirs (first published 1835)
    Anna Klumpke: Rosa Bonheur, Sa Vie, Son Oeuvre (first published 1908)
    Marie Bashkirtseff: The Journal of a Young Artist (first published 1887)
    Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Letters and Journals (written 1898)
    Marie Darrieussecq: Being Here is Everything-The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker (Semiotext 2018)
    Laura Knight: Oil Paint and Grease Paint – Autobiography (first published 1936)
    Joanna Moorhead: Surreal Friends (Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, Kati Horna) 2010
    Frances Borzello: Seeing Ourselves-Women’s Self Portraits (Thames & Hudson 2016)