Linda Collins is an established Arts Society lecturer and an authority on Historic Royal Palaces and the National Trust. She has lectured both at the Tate Modern and the National Gallery. Linda is also an independent lecture organiser and a Member of the Association of Arts Historians.
We start the day in the Paris of 1850 – the lively city of cabarets, can-can girls and artistic bohemia. We follow the course of art from academic pictures, through the Impressionists, the Post-Impressionists and beyond, looking at how the thread of art leads ever forward towards the present.
Here we look at a large number of artists in Paris at this time and at the lively life they lived there. We consider five major art groups comprising the Ecole de Paris, the Ecole Francais, Purism, Dadaism and Surrealism. We now leave Paris as, with the World War 2 approaching, many of the artists are departing for New York.
This session looks briefly at the history of modern art in New York before rejoining our French artists in the city and we see how the French artists influenced the New York based artists such as de Kooning, Rothko and Pollock. From Abstract Expressionism we move on to Pop Art before finishing the day with Warhol’s famous cans – and some lively debate.
Hence, Can-Can to Soup Can.
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