• Subject : Art Appreciation
  • No. of Sessions : 5 (1 Cycle)
  • Time Schedule : 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Dates : 20 September 2010 | 27 September 2010 | 04 October 2010 | 11 October 2010 | 18 October 2010

  • Fee : AED 500
  • Audience : Seniors (15+)
  • Speaker/Instructor : Shelley Young
  • Venue : ARTSAWA | ALQUOZ
  • Description:
    Season 1: Realism, the progressive movement in art and literature sought to depict the everyday social truths of the new industrial age. It continued to influence new approaches to the depiction of reality in the 20th Century. The Salon des Refusee in 1863 put European Art on an unprecedented path to new ways of seeing in the years that followed. In this course we will explore the influence of industrialization, urbanization and political change that so influenced the Symbolists, Impressionists and Post Impressionists. The art that they produced was to shape everything that followed.
    Season 2: With the emergence of Secession and Art Nouveau, art movements continued to break away from the traditions of the official academies. Avant-garde exhibitions in Vienna by Gustav Klimt and the French Fauve movement led by Henri Matisse caused great controversy, as did Expression in Northern Europe. Pablo Picasso played such an important part in the development of modern art with ` Les Demoiselles d`Avignon ` and the revolutionary art movement, Cubism. The chaos of World War 1 and the Russian Revolution ended this period with the further shattering of conventional ideas in painting and sculpture.
    Season 1

    1. Realism and French Impressionism
    2. Neo-impressionism and Symbolism
    3. Post Impressionism and Vincent Van Gogh
    4. Post Impressionism and Paul Gauguin
    5. Post Impressionism and Paul Cezanne
    Season 2
    1. Art Nouveau and Secession
    2. Fauvism and Matisse
    3. Expressionism
    4. Early Picasso and “Les Demoiselles d`Avignon”
    5. Cubism 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.