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Can Art Change the World? Art with Something to Say

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This talk concentrates on those artists who have used their art to communicate ideas, opinions, criticisms or fears about their world and, in doing so, tell us a great deal about the historical period in which the art was created.

This lecture concentrates on those artists who have used their art to communicate ideas, opinions, criticisms or fears about their world and, in doing so, tell us a great deal about the historical context in which the art was created. Throughout the ages, artists such as Goya, William Blake, Picasso, Grayson Perry, Ai Weiwei and many more have created powerful, exciting, moving and, sometimes, disturbing works of art. They deal with topics as varied as social unrest and poverty, feminism and gender politics, race, prejudice, war and propaganda.

Please join us before the lecture for a free glass of wine or soft drink and learn more about what The Arts Society has to offer.

About the speaker:

Val Woodgate - Lecturer in Tate Britain and Tate Modern, also at many other London galleries. Former member of the teaching team at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Lecturer and runs courses at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

Image: They were very poor, Jacob Lawrence 1940-41 © 2019 Jacob Lawrence / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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