Art History Mornings at The Beecroft (27th July): The Art of Natalia Goncharova (Post-Impressionism in Moscow)

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery
Saturday 27th July, 10.30am-12.30pm
with Dr ML Banting

The Art of Natalia Goncharova
(Post-Impressionism in Moscow)

In reflection of the first UK retrospective exhibition of Russian artist Natalia Goncharova currently at Tate Modern, today we will explore her art in the social, political and artistic contexts of pre-Revolutionary Moscow.

What happened when Goncharova brought Post-Impressionism, in all its glorification of colour, texture and dynamism, to Russia?

And how did she unite this modern visual aesthetic with traditional folk arts, creating wholly new ways of seeing her native country?

Goncharova - Self-portrait

Image: Natalia Goncharova: Self-portrait with Yellow Lilies”
(1908; Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; currently on exhibition at Tate Modern)

Meetings are held 10.30am – 12.30pm in the Beecroft Gallery lecture theatre.

Each talk costs £10 and includes tea/coffee (biscuits!)
For further information please contact Mark Banting by email or via twitter @TheCommonViewer

These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.

About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring "The Art & Artists of Russia (1850s-present) currently, and please see the A History of Art in England series; looking forward to discussing "British Art Groups (1930s)" when we can have live group meetings again! Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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