All About Isms

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 18:00

Valerie says:

Society has changed more rapidly in the last 150 years than at any time in the previous 4,000 years.  So has art.  Changing styles of art were often responses to political and social upheavals, such as war.  This talk will explain many of these modern movements and the labels attached to the various styles, the ‘isms’, such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and many more. 

We will see why  the various art movements developed, and why so many modern works, like those of the early Impressionists, were considered to be so shocking.  Finally, this lecture will explain Post-Modernism and, for example, why an unmade bed can be regarded as a work of art...

About Valerie:

Lecturer and Guide in Tate Britain and Tate Modern, and for Tate on cruises. Lecturer in other major galleries, including the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and, on religious art, in churches and cathedrals. Script-writer for Living Paintings Trust (art for the blind and partially-sighted). 

Venue: The Yorkshire Grey

The Yorkshire Grey has stood proud on the corner of Grays Inn Road and Theobald's Road since 1676. Located only 200 metres from Chancery Lane underground station, and it’s only a bit further to Holborn, Farringdon, Russell Square and Kings Cross.

We are open for lunch and dinner during the week as well as brunch on Saturdays. We offer a tasty selection of dishes which include our freshly battered fish & chips, fantastic gourmet burgers, vegetarian options and much more. At lunch we have vast selection of hearty sandwiches and in the evening an array of tasty sharing boards and small bites.

Map for the Yorkshire Grey