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INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ART is a new summer series of talks hosted by Hannah Bertram!

In these sessions Hannah will share and discuss a range of contemporary artworks in order to walk you through significant changes in art that occurred during Modernism.  Traditional art subjects such as portrait and landscape painting, and sculpture, will provide the starting point for discussing the small, spectacular and inspirational ways in which Modern artists changed the definitions of art.

These talks will introduce you to contemporary art and help you join the dots between progressive changes in art history.  Each talk will be 50 minutes and afterwards we will break for wine and cheese and arty community chitchat.  This will be followed by a facilitated discussion during which you can ask any questions, and share your opinions, struggles and inspirations with the group.    These sessions are delivered in an accessible and inclusive manner, and are for anyone who struggles with, admires/despises, or is curious about Modern Art.

Have you ever been to an exhibition and found yourself confronted by paintings tied up with string, the smell of coffee, a horror movie soundtrack playing in the background and some plants surrounded by an unmade bed, and legged it out of there?  Maybe you’ve even heard of artworks that you have to visit in someone’s home or in a factory, or desert on the other side of the world, and wondered why it’s not in a gallery.  Installation art can be baffling!  This talk will step you through the amazing ways sculpture (a 3 dimensional artwork that we move around) evolved into Installation art (a work that we enter).

From Sculpture to Installation Art – 6th December
7 – 9pm
Tutor: Hannah Bertram
Included: Refreshments, coffee machine, beer and wine

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