London Art Studies Lunch at The Berkeley Hotel: Modern Art – From Duchamp to the YBA’s

6 May 2015

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10.00 - 14.30

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Wilton Place, Knightsbridge

United Kingdom, United Kingdom


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London Art Studies lectures at The Berkeley are an exciting, sophisticated way to learn about art. Lectures are limited to 14 students, and top and tail a two course lunch specially prepared in the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, Koffmann’s.


The day starts by covering all the key early developments in painting and sculpture, including Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Primitivism and “Call to Order” Classicism. Links between painting and sculpture are explored, including the relationships to social change and the historical events of 1900-1930. 

The second session of the day begins with Surrealism, and then moves to the United States to look at Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Minimalism. British art, particularly strong in figurative painting during the post-war period, is also covered. 

The day ends by looking at Performance Art, and how it relates to the counter-cultures of the 1960’s and 1970’s, the impact of feminism, the rise of film and video techniques and the Young British Artists of the 1990s.

London Art Studies specialises in entertaining, informative classes in the fine and decorative arts. Perfect for those short on time, this lecture is designed to appeal to both curious beginners and more knowledgeable art-lovers. 
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