An Introduction to the History of Art
If knowledge is “food”, then art is not a “dessert”, it’s, ideally, a “main course”. We live in a world of ideas and art offers humanity a parallel reality of existence, it explains, it reacts, but most importantly, it creates the world around us.
You, ladies and gentlemen, are already well-read, curious, enjoying culture and art in various forms. But it seems to me that it never hurts to recall the foundations of the history of art, styles and trends from the Ancient World to the postmodernism of today.
What is the difference the Renaissance and Baroque, Neoclassicism and Sentimentalism, Romanticism and Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism? What is modern art?
It’s too ambitious to explain it all in 1,5 hours, however, why not quickly revise the flow of art history? I suggest to look at the evolution of art from a bird's eye view in order to bring focus from ... to ... in the process.
Building an art education is often therapeutic, nurturing a state of mind that can help combat depression and anxiety. There’s a reason why the happiest people are often surrounded by works of art – regardless of value.
As Thomas Merton once said, “art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. Join us for an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Online lecture-seminar 1,5-2 hours in the Zoom program in an interactive format; questions and discussions + reading material.
When: Thursday, the 4th of June 19:00 Amsterdam time zone (18:00 London time zone).
Price 10 EUR or 9 GPB per person (or per family, if you wish to invite someone to view it at home together)
For payments in euro: bank transfer to Mw H Yakovleva NL95 INGB 0664 5863 41
To request a lecture please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 (0) 6 58 90 85 17, also available on WhatsApp.
With a love of art,