• Subject : Art Appreciation
  • No. of Sessions : 5 (Full Cycle)
  • Time Schedule : 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Dates : 04 July 2011 | 11 July 2011 | 18 July 2011 | 25 July 2011 | 02 August 2011

  • Fee : AED 500.00 (Full Cycle)
  • Audience : Seniors (15+)
  • Speaker/Instructor : Shelley Young
  • Venue : ARTSAWA | ALQUOZ
  • Description:
    Season 4:
    The chaos and war of 1939 - 1945 undermined the primacy of Paris as the world centre of art, a title that soon devolved to New York. Abstract Expressionism emerged as the dominant new style. Action painters led by Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner and Willem De Kooning and Colour Field painters, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Clyfford Still, worked in the United States. In Europe, Neo-Expressionism focused on the isolation of man in the figurative style of Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon. The era of Pop Art championed by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenburg employed contemporary iconic images in an anti-art approach. Finally Post-Modernism has superceded the supremacy of a particular style or interpretation, the triumph of style over substance.
    Season 4

    1. Abstract Expressionism
    2. Neo Expressionism
    3. Pop Art
    4. Post Modernism in Art
    5. Post Modernism in Architecture

    Shelley Young read for a postgraduate diploma in the History of Art and Architecture at East Anglia University`s acclaimed Sainsbury Centre, after completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Cape Town University. She went on to study at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She has a special interest in 20th Century Modern Art and she is currently researching the influence of Modernism on Contemporary Islamic Art. She is also a collector of Contemporary Gulf Art and Antique Oriental Art.