Many of the major movements of modern European art emerged in
France. Artists constantly looked for new ways of expression.
Revolutionary approaches to form, space, light and colour were
ultimately coupled with an insistence on emotion, political and
personal expression, culminating in the Surrealists' fascination
with the unconscious.
Mary Kisler will trace the visual history of the modernist
period from its beginnings in mid-19th century Impressionism to the
grittier Realism of Britain in the latter part of the 20th century.
The works in Degas to Dalí from the National
Galleries of Scotland - 63 paintings, 10 sculptures and 6 works on
paper - create their own narratives within these movements,
highlighting the startling individuality of the times.
Follow up Mary's talk with a visit to the exhibition and lunch in
the Gallery café, or
a quiet coffee in the Members Lounge.
Tuesday 15 May - 10.30am - 11.30am
Auditorium, Lower ground level
Friends: Gold coin donation
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone 09 307 7705.