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Squares, Lines and Grids: Modern Art for Beginners

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Graves Gallery Activity Room

Surrey Street

Sheffield

S1 2LH

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Squares, Lines and Grids: Modern Art for Beginners

Fridays 13, 20, 27 Oct and 3 Nov, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Graves Gallery Activity Room,

£35 per session or £100 for all 4, please book in advance

Join Nottingham University’s Professor Mark Rawlinson for a four week introduction to Histories of Art, inspired by Going Public: The Kirkland Collection. This short course is designed for adult beginners with no previous experience required. The sessions will take an in depth look at Modern Art, using the Graves Gallery exhibition to spark debate, questions and learn about the complex ideas behind the collection.

Week 1: The Birth of Modern Art

In this session, we will look at the emergence of modern art, where it came from, and who made it, and why? Of particular interest is the concept of Modernism, a complex set of ideas whose driving feature was the rejection of tradition in the production, display and criticism of the art.

Week 2: Abstraction

Walking through the Kirkland Collection, it is impossible to ignore the fact that these works of art are predominantly abstract. However, this description fails to account for the variety of abstraction on display. So how did different forms of abstraction emerge? What social, cultural, geographical or historical reasons exist to account for this diversity?

Week 3: Materials

A key feature of Modern and Contemporary Art has been its use of unusual materials in the making of artworks. In this session, we will discuss this broadening of the artist’s palette, and explore why some artists abandoned paints and canvas in favour of other materials, like bricks, copper, and steel tubes.

Week 4: The Serial Object

One of the defining features of many works in the exhibition is their seriality – such as Josef Alber’s Homage to the Square and Lewis Baltz’s gridded photographic-project, New Industrial Parks. But what is seriality and why is it such an important feature of so many artists’ work and practice?

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