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Art History - From Post Impressionism to Contemporary Art (1880 -2024)

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  • Event times:
    • Start : 7.00pm
  • Venue : Pavilions Teignmouth - Meeting Room
22nd February
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Art History - From Post Impressionism to Contemporary Art (1880 - 2024).


This six week course will delve into art, architecture and design from 1880 onwards.  We will look at how the Post-Impressionists set the stage for modern art and design and each week will be dedicated to the art movements, artists, designers and architects who helped to shape the modern world.  The primary focus will be on Europe and America, with references to non-Western art and design which was an important influence.  We will look at all of the major modernist art movements before exploring contemporary developments from the 1990's onwards.


Session 1 1880 – 1904 Post Impressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Les Nabis, Fauvism

Session 2 1904 – 1928 Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, Constructivism, DeStijl, Surrealism.

Session 3 1928 – 1952 Social Realism, Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionism, Mexican Muralism, Magic Realism.

Session 4 1952 – 1976 Pop Art, Minimalism, Neo Dada, Op Art, New Realism, Happenings and Performance Art, Conceptual Art.

Session 5 1976 – 2000 Neo Expressionism, Postmodernism, Young British Artists, Installation Art.

Session 6 2000 – 2024 Graffiti and Street Art, New Media and Digital Art, Postmodern Revival, Environmental and Eco Art, Postcolonial and Global Contemporary Art, Contemporary Abstraction.


6 Weeks

Thursday evenings 7.00 pm to 9.00pm from 22nd February to 28th March 2024

£75.00 for the course

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