Deepen your understanding of the French avant-garde, who developed Modern art from the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries. These artists shifted from realism, to impressionism, to expressionism, to abstraction, and from naturalistic depictions of the external world to a focus on interior realms, dream states and the unconscious. In this illustrated lecture, you will learn about these artistic advances and explore their influence on contemporary art, society and politics. Presented in conjunction with the French Moderns: Monet to Matisse exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Presenter: Lisa MacLean. Lisa received a BA in English Literature, a BFA and MFA in Visual Art, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has taught art-related subjects in various universities for over 25 years and has been a practicing artist for longer, exhibiting her prints, paintings, photographs, and experimental short films in galleries, museums, and film festivals around the globe.
Register at 604-925-7270 (Course #57800) or online. Drop-ins also welcome (space permitting).