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Talking Art with Judith Stevenson

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Our in-house historian, Judith Stevenson, returns with a 10 week series of drop in talks that will tackle art, design and culture from Edgar Degas to Pop Art via the art and design of New York City. The talks will explore the cultural significance and thought behind these facinating subjects held in Gosforth Civic Theatre's intimate theatre.

Each talk is £4 or you can book for talks for £12.

About Judith

Judith Stevenson has been teaching art, film and design history since 2003. She has worked at Northumbria University, Newcastle College and the North East Centre for Lifelong Learning. She has also taught at Monash University, University of Melbourne and the Incinerator Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.


The Talks

Tuesday 23 January, 6pm: Edgar Degas

The artist, photographer and sculptor, Degas created some of the most well loved images of the nineteenth century. By many he is considered to be a painter of pretty ballerinas. However, his paintings are not always as sweet as they may initially appear to be. Some adult content.

Tuesday 30 January, 6pm: Charles Rennie Mackintosh / The Glasgow Four

The Glasgow Four shaped modern design. Their works were influenced strongly by nature, spirituality and Scotland. We will also consider the Glasgow Four's relationship with, and impact upon Viennese Design

Tuesday 6 February, 6pm: Impressionism from the Female Perspective

An exploration of the work of Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and Jane Sutherland. How did they negotiate their place in the art world and in a man's world?

Tuesday 13 February, 6pm: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

An American artist who spent much of his life in England. We will explore his spat with Ruskin, his love of Japonisme, The Peacock Room and of course, Whistler's Mother.

Tuesday 20 February, 6pm: The Art and Design of New York City

We will look at a broad range of paintings, graphics, architecture and design associated with this magnificent city. From Ashcan artists at the beginning of the twentieth century to the postmodernists in the eighties.

Tuesday 27 February, 6pm: Futurism & Vorticism

Two early modern art movements, Futurism was from Italy and Vorticism was English American. Both, however were concerned with similar themes - revolution, the machine and creating a new art.

Tuesday 6 March, 6pm: Frida Kahlo & Diego Riviera

A look at the art and life of Frida Kahlo and her husband the Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera.

Tuesday 13 March, 6pm: Edward Hopper

The American artist Edward Hopper created some of the most recognisable images of the twentieth century. We will examine his work and his enduring influence on cinema and popular culture.

Tuesday 20 March, 6pm: Barbara Hepworth & Henry Moore

We will consider the work of these two Yorkshire sculptors and examine their significant contribution to modern British art.

Tuesday 27 March, 6pm: Pop Art

Pop art was an explosion in British and American art in the 50s and 60s. Celebrating consumerism, mass culture and turning its back on abstraction, it's influence is still very prevalent in the 21st century.

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