Date(s) - 17/05/2018 - 16/05/2019
10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH ENDING MAY 2019. NO BOOKING REQUIRED. £10 per session (£5 for students).
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, Madame Vigee Le Brun, Frida Kahlo), others hardly known at all (for example, Charlotte Salomon, Paula Modherson Becker – shown in illustration). The course is broadly chronological commencing with the Medieval Period and travelling through to Modernism. In order to best understand the artworks it is best to have a knowledge of the historical background so we will be looking at social, political and cultural influences too.
This series consists of 12 separate 2 hour sessions as outlined below:
- Middle Ages & Renaissance 7. Expressionism
- The Baroque Period (17th century) 8. Cornish Colonies
- Rococo & Neo-Classicism 9. Abstraction
- Victorians & Pre-Raphaelites 10. Surrealism
- Impressionism & Realism 11. Women Photographers
- Post Impressionism 12. Contemporary Art
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)
Being Here is Everything – The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker (published 2018)
Laura Knight: Oil Paint and Grease Paint – Autobiography (first published 1936)
Joanna Moorhead: Surreal Friends (Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, Kati Horna) 2010