DAYS of special interest

The ‘isms’ – How to Understand Modern Art 

Lecturer: Georgina Bexon

We aim to offer this Day of Special Interest in Spring 2022, the date is still to be confirmed.

Houses at L’Estaque Georges Braque. Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art

How well do you know your Surrealism or Cubism? Abstract Expressionism or Pop Art? This is a simple and user-friendly reminder of some of the key movements of modern art and the intriguing historical, social and artistic triggers that brought them into being. 

These art worlds were populated by some larger-than-life personalities who Georgina will examine, illustrated throughout with many iconic works of the 20th Century.

Christ of Saint John of the Cross Salvador Dali. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

Hot stuff  Jackson Pollock. Tate Modern

‘WHAAM!’  Roy Lichtenstein, 1986

Georgina Bexon is an art historian specialising in South Asian art who has lived and worked in the UK, the US and Singapore.

Consultant Art Historian at the Oriental Club in London and an official tour guide at Tate Modern, Georgina is also a guest speaker on luxury cruise ships for whom she has developed a series of art talks relating to Asian and Pacific destinations. She has been a visiting lecturer at UK universities, presents talks at leading art institutions including Christie’s Education New York and the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow and speaks at international art conferences, most recently in New York, Paris, London and Lisbon.

Georgina holds a BA in Art History from Southampton University, an MA in Arts Management and Policy from City, University of London and an MA in Art History from SOAS, University of London. Georgina is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Asiatic Society. 

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