Lecture: Learning to Look at Modern Art
| Hall Barn
Tuesday 1 March 2011 - 11:00 until 13:00
Mary Acton, author of Learning to Look at Paintings and Learning to Look at Modern Art, will talk about the ways in which to approach and interpret works of modern art. In Mary's second book she asks a number of important questions of contemporary art: 'Why does it appear so different from the art of the past?', 'Why is it so difficult to understand?','Why does it often seem to need so much theory?' and 'How should we approach it?'. Mary's lecture will be richly illustrated with works of art by Modernist innovators like Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian and Kandinsky and will have the aim of seeing how to appreciate twentieth century art to the fullest and how to bridge the gap between art of earlier periods and our own.