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Saturday Study Events in Art History

Archive: Saturday Study Days in Art History (March 2018)

Michel Fokine (1880-1942) as Arlequin in ballet Carnaval in Paris, 1910, photo Jaeger. (Photo by Apic/Getty Images)

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.  Our first Saturday Study Morning in 2018 will take place on 24 March, from 11-1 pm and will explore Franco-Russian connections in avant-garde art of the twentieth century.   

The summer term Study event will focus on ‘modern women’ in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Expressionist art and will take place on Saturday 9 June, 11 am to 4 pm;  booking will open on 23 April. The date and  subject for the  autumn term event will be online by early July. 



Saturday Study Morning ‘Paris and the Russian Avant-garde: in Context’, 24 March 2018, 11-1pm


In the early years of the 20th century, Paris was the centre of the international art world.  The embodiment of ‘modernity’, it attracted ambitious artists from around Europe and further afield.  Since the latter years of the 19th century, wealthy Russians like Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov had opened their collections of  Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, Symbolist, Fauve and Cubist art to a select public, including artists.  A significant number of Russian artists subsequently moved to Paris and worked in close proximity and collaboration with their French and international contemporaries, creating works that produced an exciting synthesis of these new avant-garde impulses and their own rich artistic heritage.   This study morning provides an introduction to the vibrant dialogue between Russia and Paris in the beginning of the 20th century, focusing on the influence of French art on artists who lived and worked in Russia (such as Kazimir Malevich, and Vladimir Tatlin) and on the life of Russian artists in Paris (Mark Chagall, Sonia Terk (later Delauney), Alexander Archipenko and Natalia Goncharova) at the famous La Ruche, at Marie Vassilieff’s Russian Art Academy and at the Ballet Russes.

Speaker: Dr Natalia Murray

Places are limited and booking is essential:
Cost:  £35 (£30 concessions)




+44 (0)203 9477 650

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