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Art Pursuits Abroad specialises in Art History and Architectural Cultural Study Tour Holidays in Europe and beyond.


Brave New World: Post Impressionism & Beyond

30 Oct - 23 Nov 2017

Prices:
Full course: £100.00
Full course + optional session: £125
Per session: £40.00

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Brave New World: Post Impressionism & Beyond Short Course

This course will re-evaluate artists who were named ‘Post Impressionists’ by the English critic Roger Fry in 1910. In the light of two major exhibitions in London this Autumn, Impressionists in London, French artists in exile (1870–1904) at Tate Britain and Cezanne’s Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, we will explore this hugely exciting period of art. We will begin with the show that shocked London in 1910 and possibly changed artistic taste forever. The critic and writer Roger Fry gathered together works by artists who he set apart from the Impressionists for their bold colours and new and innovative ways of expressing their feel for the world. One of these brave men was Vincent Van Gogh whose letters express an exuberance and a sense of melancholy at the same time. His turbulent relationship with Paul Gauguin is well documented and through this course we will be able to compare their careers and aims. Paul Cezanne’s career, which spanned many decades from Impressionism to the inception of Cubism, is crucial to an understanding of the development of Modern Art and through his work which includes his portraits and letters we are able to gain an insight into a giant of the art world. In the last session, and in the light of the centenary of the great sculptor Auguste Rodin we will undertake a consideration of his life’s major work The Gates of Hell, based on Dante’s great poem. We will consider the importance of this commission on the rest of the career of one of the greatest sculptors of the period. We will end this course by returning to London to consider artists who left Paris after the Franco Prussian War in 1870, made friends and lived their lives in exile in London.

Please note that this course is not available to book online. To make a booking, please call our offices.

Short Study Course Sessions:

30 Oct
11am-1pm

i. Pictures that shocked London; Manet and the Post Impressionists
ii. Vincent Van Gogh; the man and the letters

6 Nov
11am-1pm

iii. Paul Gauguin; from merchant marine, to stock broker, to painter
iv. Paul Cezanne; portraitist and innovator

20 Nov
11am-1pm

v. Auguste Rodin, Dante and 'The Gates of Hell'
vi. 'The Impressionists in London: French artists in exile'

23 Nov
11.30am-1.30pm

Gallery visit at the National Gallery
Optional Session

 

Short Study Course Location:

Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3AT

Please note that one or more sessions may be at another location if for example they involve a gallery visit. This will be indicated in the session details.

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Each Short Course is made up of three sessions, and each session normally consists of two fifty-minute lectures with a short refreshments break in the middle. While it makes most sense to attend the full course, it is also possible to book individual sessions only. Study Notes and suggestions for further reading will be provided.

Art Pursuits Abroad Art History Short Courses are generally held at the Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The nearest tube station is Russell Square. We know that the chairs, whilst beautifully designed, are not the most comfortable, so do bring a cushion for padding.

Numbers are normally limited to a maximum of 70 participants or less per Short Course to ensure a personal atmosphere conducive to interactive learning with pleasure.

Once booked, we will then send you confirmation of your Short Course place(s), a map of how to find us, and suggestions for preparatory reading should you wish to do any. Bookings are non-refundable, though you may transfer your booking to another participant.

How to Book:

You can book on-line or ring us on 01280 820521 (we can take a card payment over the phone) or write to us - see our address details below.

Once booked, we will then send you confirmation of your Short Course place(s), a map of how to find us, and suggestions for preparatory reading should you wish to do any. Booking payments are non-refundable, though you may transfer your booking to another participant.

We only accept payment in British Pounds (GBP) and accept the following types of cards only:

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An on-line booking may be cancelled within 7 days of the booking being made and the associated on-line payment will be refunded less an administration charge. We would need to be informed of the cancellation in writing within the 7 day period. Our normal booking terms and conditions will also apply.

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Please call 01280 820521 to book this course

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