08 Aug Lecture and Discussion Tuesday, Sept 28, 7-9 pm
The Industrial Age and the Development of Modern Art Movements
Everybody loves the Impressionists. But few fully appreciate the relationship of what, in it’s day, was radical art, to the industrial revolution. Steam engines and ordinary people where radical changes in what the pubic expected or accepted as appropriate subjects for “real” art. The smears and daubs of Monet’s lily pond paintings were seen as incompetent, even offensive art frauds. Examining the relationship of social and technological changes to changes in art is a fascinating and enlightening enterprise.
Join art historian Lyndy Zoeckler for a fascinating evening of looking at important artworks and examining the social, technological and political context. And seeing how one shapes and one reflects the dynamics of social change. We look forward to lively discussion and Q and A following the illustrated lecture presentation. Lyndy Zoeckler has a rich and varied background as teacher and researcher. She is recently retired from Golden State College, has taught at other colleges in Southern California and served over 16 years in the art research image library at The Huntington Library art Museum and Botanical Gardens.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
Submitted by John Brownfield