This course examines British painters working through the War Years, American Abstract Expressionism, British Pop Art through to  new tendencies in art after the 1970’s as we see artists moving away from the practice of painting on canvas.
 

 
 

Tutor: Fiona James
Date & Time: Thursday Evenings 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Albright Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: SUC13-16
PRICE: £150.00 (£0.00 VAT)

 

First class: 21st April, 8 week course

The dates for this course are as follows:

April 21st, 28th
May 5th,12th, 19th, 26th
June 23rd, 30th

 
 

This course examines British painters working in the War Years, (WW1 and WW2).  We shall consider how the experience of war shaped the art that was created by British artists such as Paul Nash and Henry Moore.  

Two of Britain’s most controversial artists after WW2 were Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud- their works will be discussed as well as the beginnings of Pop Art in Britain.  Comparisons will be made with Pop artists in America and we shall look at how Abstract Expressionism came to be associated with American identity.  The course concludes with some of the new tendencies in art after the 1970’s as we see artists moving away from the practice of painting on canvas.

Wk 1

Englishness, tradition and change, responses to War. Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash, John Piper

Wk 2

Modern British sculpture.  The search for new forms Henry Moore: sculpture and drawing, Epstein and Gill

Wk 3

Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud

Wk 4

The St Ives artists: Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron

Wk 5

Pop Art: the beginnings: Richard Hamilton, Patrick Caulfield, Edouardo Paolozzi

Wk 6

Pop Art developments:  David Hockney and Peter Blake

Wk 7

Pop Art in America:  including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns etc

Wk 8

Abstract Expressionism in America:  De Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko 

 

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