Art history basics: Modern MAG

Man and woman talking beside a modern artwork
Man and woman talking beside a modern artwork
Sunday 7 March 2010
2.00pm - 3.30pm
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Join Nirvana Romell for the latest instalment of this art history talks series.

These monthly lectures will explain the basic principles of what is and isn't considered to be 'modern' art, as well as the historical development and eventual demise of the movement, from the 1870s to the 1960s.

We'll be focussing on painting and all the 'isms', including impressionism, cubism and expressionism and looking at works from the gallery.

'Modern art' is an ambiguous term, often confused with 'contemporary art'. As a movement, modernism started with impressionism in the 19th century and faded away in the 1960s, overwhelmed by 'performance', 'conceptual' and 'post-modern' art.

Each lecture will last from 2-3.30pm.

Refreshments will be available.

Series outline:

* Roots of modernism - 27 Sept 2009
* Post-impressionism - 18 Oct 2009
* 20th century modernism - 8 Nov 2009
* Colour - 6 Dec 2009
* Form - 17 Jan 2010
* Abstraction - 21 March 2010 (Talk rescheduled from 7 Feb)

* Surrealism - 7 March 2010
* Modernism after World War 2 - 18 April 2010
* The end: post-modernism and beyond - 9 May 2010

Please book:

Tel: 0161 2358888
Email: magevents@manchester.gov.uk

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