Spring Special Seminar – The Picasso Century Part 2

Tutor/Facilitator Michael Adcock

When
Date: on/from Sat 22 Oct 2022 to Sat 22 Oct 2022
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 2:30-3:30

Delivered ZOOM

Other information

To watch the seminar on the day, click here from 2:20pm for a prompt 2:30pm start.

In this second lecture on the Melbourne NGV Winter Masterpieces exhibition, The Picasso Century, Dr Michael Adcock (Paris Tour Leader, Academy Travel, Sydney) will offer insights into Picasso’s middle and late work, encompassing the narrative of Picasso’s art and influence from the 1920s. He will illustrate Picasso’s development through the Exhibition’s contents and explain how they came about

The aftermath of the World War I upheaval wrought major changes in social and artistic worlds. The surrealist and modernist movements influenced Picasso’s depiction of the human figure. This presentation also covers some lesser-known modernist painters represented in the NGV exhibition: André Masson, Suzanne Valadon (best known to many as the pretty young girl in Renoir‘s The Dancers), the American Dorothea Tanning, and the Russian Natalia Goncharova (who also created costume designs and stage sets for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes).

This second lecture continues its celebration of the important women in Picasso‘s life: Marie-Thérèse Walter, who introduced a new note of dreamy sensuality to Picasso’s nude studies; Dora Maar, a painter and modernist photographer who also documented the evolution of Picasso’s Guernica, a political painting that expressed his volcanic eruption of rage at the slaughter of the people of the town of Guernica in 1937 by General Franco; and Françoise Gilot, another modernist painter who, at age 100, is still alive and still painting.

Picasso continued to experiment and create extensively in all media until his death in 1973. A colourful life, and an epic career, indeed!

Dr Michael Adcock is a social and cultural historian with over ten years’ experience in leading residential study tours to Europe. He has a strong interest in the interpretation of the arts in the context of the political and social moment in which they were created. Over the last few years Michael’s very popular presentations for U3APP Saturday Seminars have included “Haussmann and the rebuilding of Paris” and “Paris and the Belle Epoque”.

This seminar is open to all U3A Port Phillip members and subscribers and to the general public.

As there are limited numbers, please book in below.

This is an online live seminar, presented as a webinar on Zoom.

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