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WAAC Artist Margaret Rodgers will be running a weekly Art History zoom series looking at the developments towards Modernism in the late 19th century. Major periods will include Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post Impressionism with the focus on developments in Europe. Major themes featured in this series will be society, politics and personalities in this linear narrative.

Margaret Rodgers is an artist, writer and curator. She was founder of The IRIS Group, taught at Durham and Centennial Colleges, and was Director/Curator at VAC ClaringtonShe is the author of Locating Alexandra (Toronto: ECW, 1995) about Painters Eleven artist Alexandra Luke, and is published in various journals. In 2015/16 she curated Crossing Borders, an exhibition exchange between BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake NY and VAC Clarington. In 2017-18 she was Guest Curator for The Robert McLaughlin Gallery exhibition Legacies: Luke, McLaughlin, Donovan and MacGregor.

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COST: for the six-week series: $40.00 for members, $50 for non-members.
REGISTERr: Cal Lorimer at cal@womensartofcanada.ca (a Zoom meeting link will be sent to you)

Week 1: Neoclassicism

The Death Of Marat by Jacques-Louis David, 1793 (128 x 165 cm)

Neo Classicism looks at visual art through the lens of the French revolution and its aftermath, featuring the paintings of David and Ingres among others from late 18C into the first decades of the 19C.








Week 2: Romanticism

Death of Sardanapalus by Eugene Delacroix, 1827 (392×496 cm)

Passion is back, as we move into the Romantic era with the artists, writers and musicians whose work placed feeling and nature above all.





Week 3: Realism

Gustave Courbet, The Painter’s Studio; A Real Allegory 1855

Courbet says Show me an angel and I will paint one.




Week 4: Impressionism

Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergeres, 1981-2

Partying on in gay Paree with Impressionism, its precursers, connections and influences





Week 5 & 6: Post Impressionism

Toulouse-Lautrec, Le Lit 1893

As the century wanes many isms fall under the umbrella of Post Impressionism, from the analytical works of Seurat to the psychological intensity of Van Gogh, all leading toward 20C modernism.



Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples, 1895

for the six-week series: $40.00 for members, $50 for non-members.

Register: Cal Lorimer at cal@womensartofcanada.ca (a Zoom meeting link will be sent to you)

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