The Bauhaus and beyond: the arts in Europe between the world wars
With Rosamund Bartlett
This series of lectures explores the fate of the European avant-garde between the end of World War I in 1918 and the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
Artists, musicians and writers responded in dramatic and often unpredictable ways to the turmoil and change wrought by the Great War, the establishment of the Weimar Republic in 1919, the rise of Mussolini’s Fascist party in Italy in the 1920s, and the Nazi seizure of power in Germany in 1933.
Some, like Picasso and Stravinsky, turned against the relentless experimentation which had previously characterized their work, while others, like Kandinsky and Mies van der Rohe, became even more uncompromising. The vibrant, dynamic era of the 1920s and 1930s was one of intense artistic activity across Europe, bristling with new and contrasting styles, and energised by the exciting possibilities offered by the emergence of new media.
Thursdays 4 – 25 February 2016, 10.30am
Thursday 4 February 2016 10:30am – 11:30am
Classicism and the return to order
Thursday 11 February 2016 10:30am – 11:30am
Abstraction and a universal language of art
Thursday 18 February 2016 10:30am – 11:30am
Between surrealism and constructivism in the Jazz Age
Thursday 25 February 2016 10:30am – 11:30am
From dada and De Stijl to degenerate art
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Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre