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From Can-Can to Soup Can:The Story of Modern Art Linda Collins Wednesday 09 October 2019

 

The Red House, Albrighton WV7 3LU

10.10 for 10.30am start, finish at 3.00pm approx.

 The day will follow the course of Modern Art from Paris in 1850 to New York in 1960, looking at the lives of the avant-garde society of each period, and the art styles that arose. We start with Can-Can girls and the bohemians of Montmartre, and see how Impressionism challenged the classical art of the academies. This leads us to the Jazz Age in Paris after World War 1, with colourful characters such as Josephine Baker. Post-war artists rejected the destructive nature of Cubism and developed styles such as Futurism and Surrealism. Finally we look at New York in 1960, where the turmoil after World War 2 gave us Abstract Impressionism. Finally the consumer society produced Pop Art and Andy Warhol’s soup cans.

Linda Collins was employed by the Historic Royal Palaces for more than twenty years. She is now independent, lecturing at the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and Tate Modern, and to many groups and societies in the UK and world-wide,