British Art between the Wars
October 18 @ 4:00 pm - November 17 @ 5:00 pm£30.00
This is a course of ten lectures by Prof Maria Chester on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm.
The period between the First and Second World Wars was one of rich and varied creativity in Britain. Throughout the interwar period, British artists explored, questioned and rejected the requirement that to be truly modern was to break with the past. Many artists served in the armed forces during the War and experienced the full horror of the trenches on the front line. We shall study and discuss the work of British artists such as Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Laura Knight and Evelyn Dunbar. We shall try to understand modernist writer Virginia Woolf and examine how architecture was in conflict between modernism, revival and nostalgia. British homes were getting used to the new rhythms and dances such as fox-trot and jazz. After WWI, women had the right to vote and were more visible.
Tuesday 18th and Thurs 20th Oct
THE MORBID AGE
THE ROARING TWENTIES
Tuesday 25th and Thurs 27th Oct
Tuesday 1st and Thurs 3rd Nov
Tuesday 8th and Thurs 10th Nov
Tuesday 15th and Thurs 17th Nov
Each lecture is presented in fifty minutes allowing people to ask questions or share comments related to the talk.
Lectures will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. Once you have booked, you will find the invitation in Eventbrite on the Online Event Page. We will also send out the invitation by email 24 hours before the meeting starts.