Explore the fascinating world of Russian art from nineteenth century academicians and rebels to the art of the avant-garde. Discover the links with art of the west and the emergence of a uniquely Russian aesthetic.
Young and bold artists from Africa or of African descent such as Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Wangechi Mutu, and Kehinde Wiley are shaking up the auction houses and galleries. Learn all about them with Marie-Anne Mancio.
10th June - 1st July 2020
Wednesdays 10.45 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. & one afternoon (10th June) at British Museum
“There is an immediacy and intimacy to works on paper that seems to bring us especially close to an artist’s vision and process. Drawn directly on paper or a printing plate, in broad gestures or precise marks, these works convey the vivid presence of the artist’s hand.” (Lisa Small, Senior Curator, Brooklyn Museum) Fuelled by the opening of papermills in Germany and Italy, print culture in Europe has flourished since the C15th. This course with Marie-Anne Mancio will cover printmaking from its earliest forms to the most recent examples of this fascinating medium.
Explore the work of photographer, model and filmmaker Cindy Sherman with Marie-Anne Mancio, looking at her key works, the context in which they were created and her roles as both model and photographer.
Explore Victorian England’s foremost avant-gardists, the Pre-Raphaelites with Marie-Anne Mancio. Discover their origins and literary inspirations, the models they loved and lost, and some of their most important works.