Saturday Study Days in Art History
Our Saturday Study Days offer an intense engagement with works of art in their cultural contexts. They are led by one, two or more expert speakers and take place once a term.
Saturday 8 September 2018
Under the Sun: Modern Artists on the French Riviera
Dr Caroline Levitt
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
The Courtauld Institute of Art
10.30 registration and coffee
11am to 1pm with time for Q&A.
The autumn term Study Morning will explore the Côte d’Azur as a particularly lively centre of artistic production by French and other avant-garde painters, architects and designers from the start of the twentieth century to the 1950s.
The idea – or perhaps ideal – of the French Riviera as a place of artistic liberty and trendsetting social sophistication provided powerful inspiration, picturesque subject-matter and above all, unrivalled possibilities for creativity.
Local projects and commissions included artworks, often in media other than easel painting, and the creation of spaces, such as churches and chapels, that significantly broaden our understanding of modern art.
Advance booking necessary*
Cost: £35 (£30 concessions for the unwaged, over 60s and students in full-time education)
*free places are reserved for those taking part in Dr Levitt’s Riviera tour in September.
+44 (0)203 9477 650