28 April – 30 June 2020
Tuesdays 10.45 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.
Before the railways, the Cote d’Azur was just a strip, 125 miles long, of impoverished Mediterranean villages. But it soon became legendary for its scintillating beauty and for the artworks it inspired. Join Marie-Anne Mancio in a journey along the coast from St. Tropez to Monte Carlo, meet the artists, architects, writers, and characters that inhabited what Somerset Maugham immortalised as ‘a sunny place for shady people’.
30 April - 02 July 2020
Thursdays 10.45 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.
The notion of copying was once distinct from imitation and plagiarism was not stigmatised as it is now. Even originality was a C19th notion. Artists have always borrowed, or stolen from one another in all sorts of ways. Sometimes they’ve lifted a figure from one composition to transpose it into another; other times they have re‐presented another artist’s entire work as their own. Discover with Marie-Anne Mancio how contemporary art and the art of the past are much closer than you think.
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.