Art History Mornings at The Beecroft (Nov. 2019): Art in Europe 1914-1918

Saturday 30th November



War & Revolution

London – Moscow – Zurich

With the benefit of a century’s hindsight we can see the complexities of the European cultural landscape during The Great War, 1914-1918.

In this month’s discussion we’ll look at the war from London through the art of CRW Nevinson, who used Futurist techniques to bring home the horror of the frontlines. Then, in Moscow, we’ll see how Cubism and Futurism were reconfigured by Malevich in the ‘new art’ of Suprematism which established a revolutionary Russian art. And in Zurich we’ll meet the artists, poets and performers who created Dada in opposition to the war and the culture that led to it.

Malevich - Mona Lisa

Kazimir Malevich

Composition with Mona Lisa

[1914; Russian Museum, St Petersburg]

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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