Talks at the Cut, Halesworth, 2017

Degas: Urbanity and Profanity

gn for a Kiosk (Proekt kioska). 1919.
Black and colored ink on paper, 20 15/16 x 13 1/2" (53.2 x 34.3 cm).
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Department of Private Collections, Moscow

Constructing A New Future Through Art: Radical Russia 1910 – 1932

Rembrandt Noir; his Etchings and their Significance

‘NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD’: DESIGN IN 1950S

RAUSCHENBERG, DADA LEGACIES AND AMERICAN ART IN THE 1950S AND 1960S

PAUL NASH, WAR, AND BRITISH LANDSCAPE1914 -1945

!0 week course includes the talks

Description

‘INSIDE THE EXHIBITION’

A SERIES OF TALKS THAT EXPLORE THE BACKGROUND TO FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS IN EAST ANGLIA

Guided group visits to the exhibtions with the lecturer will be available

Wednesday 11th October 10 30 am

Degas: Urbanity and Profanity

Degas is both raw and meticulous in his representation of the giddy world of 19th Century Paris. In this talk, Fiona will link his exploratory use of many media to his curiosity about the society around him.

Wednesday 22nd November 10 30 am

Constructing A New Future Through Art: Radical Russia 1910 – 1932

The political revolution of 1917 mirrored a visual revolution. Suddenly the world turned abstract; a teacup was as meaningful as a painting and the peasant was king. In this talk, Fiona will explore the emergence of a totally new approach to art.

13th December 10 30 am

Rembrandt Noir; his Etchings and their Significance

Rembrandt, the quintessential North European artist, uses print media to do all a painter would do with colour – and more. In this talk, Fiona will investigate how Rembrandt uses black line and dark depth to create a profundity of feeling.

ALSO AT THE CUT:
27th September – 6th December (no session on 25th October) 10 30 – 12 30

Art History: An Introductory Course.

You will explore Art from different periods and places, investigating the contexts that generated iconic objects like Michelangelo’s David and Duchamp’s The Fountain as well as meeting less famous pieces.
The course is designed around presentations and discussions, taking into account the interests of the participants.
This 10 week course will include two sessions of formal talks on the background to current exhibitions.
£ 70 2 hour sessions, 10 30 – 12 30 with a coffee break

Art and Exhibition
Talks to link with exhibitions at ‘Time and Tide’, Great Yarmouth, ‘The Tate’, London, and ‘The Sainsbury Centre’, Norwich on the 4th Wednesday of the month

‘NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD’: DESIGN IN 1950S

Wednesday 25th January 2017 – 10:30 am

Emerging from austerity and rationing, the 1950s was a time when Britain led the world in the Decorative and Applied Arts, yet looked with envy at USA and its consumerist culture.
This talk will explore the links between English design and American culture in the Brave New World of the 1950s.

RAUSCHENBERG, DADA LEGACIES AND AMERICAN ART IN THE 1950S AND 1960S

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 – 10:30 am

Robert Rauschenberg blazed a trail for art that was entwined with his outrageous quest for innovation. In this talk, Rauschenberg’s work will be placed in the context of the heady consumerist 1950s and 60s culture of USA and the anti-establishment ethos of Dada

PAUL NASH, WAR, AND BRITISH LANDSCAPE1914 -1945

Wednesday 26th April 2017 – 10:30 am

Renowned as an official war artist in both the First and Second World Wars, Nash’s experience of war led him to interpret his environment in a way that probed issues of humanity and identity. This talk will explore Nash’s perspective through both his own history and the wider context of British landscape painting.