Discover the last 200 years of art history
January 30, 2025
Have you ever gone to a contemporary art exhibition and wondered how is it possible that this could be art? How could an empty canvas be considered a work of art? Or, how could it be that a shark is sold for more than 9.000.000 GBP?
Would you like to have the tools to critically understand and enjoy an art exhibition?
In these 10 classes, you will learn what has occurred over the last 200 years of art history which has changed what we comprehend and define as Art. Why did we go from brass sculptures to sharks in formaldehyde? The classes will take place in multiple museums in London, allowing you to discover and analyse each iconic work directly.
Each class is a live webinar that you can attend each week, so you can ask questions directly about each artist. We will send you a link so you can play it back f you cannot attend the class or want to hear it again throughout the week.
The beginning of the revolution. Impressionists and post-impressionists (1850-1900).
1. Courbet, Manet, Morisot, Cassat, Monet, Renoir
3. Signac, Seurat, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas
Pre-WWI artists: Accelerating into Disaster.
3. Picasso, Matisse, Marinetti, Bacca, Boccioni, Hilma Af Klimt, Sonia Delaunay
4. Duchamp, Tzara, Hoch, Munch, Kandinsky
Post-WWI: Fixing the world after the crash. Surrealism, Constructivism and De Stijl, among others.
5. Malevich, Goncharova, Tatlin, Mondrian, Albers, Dali, Klee, Chagall, Carrington, Tanning, Georgia O'Keeffe, Barbara Hepworth
After WWII: Don't worry and love the bomb.
6. Rothko, Pollock, Krasner, De Kooning, Dora Maar,
7. Warhol, Frank Stella, Rauschenberg, Liechtenstein, Nam June Paik
The Revolution strikes back.
8. Rosemarie Cardoso, Joseph Beuys, Marina Abramovic, ORLAN, Yves Klein and the Guerrilla Girls, Louis Bourgeois
9. Nevelson, Christo and Jeanne Claude, Manzoni, Haacke, Sol Le Witt
The power of shock:
10. Tracy Amin, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Yayoi Kusama, Olafur Eliasson, Ai Wei Wei
11 & 12 Especial classes dedicated to one particular artist