• TALK: GREAT ARTWORKS
  • Subject : Art Appreciation
  • No. of Sessions : 5
  • Time Schedule : 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Dates : 19 October 2015 | 26 October 2015 | 09 November 2015 | 16 November 2015 | 07 December 2015

  • Fee : AED 75 (per class)
  • Audience : Seniors (15+)
  • Speaker/Instructor : David Lesser
  • Venue : ARTSAWA | DIFC
  • Description:  

    An informal chance to learn about and discuss five of the greatest works of modern western art history, including their techniques, innovations and historical importance.
     
    Content: 
    1. Banksy – The Desert of the Now: From Bristol to Dismaland
    2. Anselm Kiefer - Märkische Heide (1974): Confronting Demons
    3. Barnett Newman - Vir heroicus sublimis (1950-51): Colour Field, Space and the Sublime
    4. Arnold Böcklin - The Isle of the Dead (5th version, 1886): The symbolist image
    5. Pieter Bruegel - The Elder: The Peasant Wedding (1566-69)
     
    David Lesser studied the piano at the Royal College of Music in London and then the music composition at the University of Huddersfield. He was Senior Teaching Fellow in Music and Open Studies Certificate coordinator at the University of Warwick (1993-2007). His music has been widely performed in Britain and Europe by Ensemble Aleph, Accroche Note, Linda Hirst, Ian Pace and others. As a performer he specializes in the music of the Twentieth century, vocal repertoire, and has given a number of world and British premieres. He is active as a composer, performer, lecturer and teacher.