LECTURES DELIVERED VIA ZOOM| 2021
THE DAWN OF ART: PALAEOLITHIC ART | ICE AGE ART
4:00 PM – Tuesdays and Thursdays – one hour lectures- via Zoom
STARTS OCTOBER 5TH 2021 – ENDS NOVEMBER 04TH 2021
ART NOUVEAU IN SCOTLAND: CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH AND THE CELTIC INSPIRATION
Tuesday – September 14th 2021 – 5:00 pm (UK)
WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2021- 17:00 (UK TIME)
“ORIGIN OF THE TOMATO” (IN SPANISH)
SATURDAY 16TH JANUARY 2021- 17:00 (UK TIME)
“ORIGINS OF THE MAIZE” (IN SPANISH)
TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY 2021 -17:00 (UK TIME)
“LOS TRES GRANDES: MEXICAN MURALISM AND NATIONAL IDENTITY”
FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY 2021- 11:00 AM (UK TIME)
‘THE ELEPHANT AND THE DOVE: DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO”
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS FROM 9TH FEBRUARY 2021 TO 11TH MARCH 2021 – 16:00 (UK TIME) – A 10 HOURS COURSE
‘LA BELLE EPOQUE”
09 FEBRUARY – LA BELLE EPOQUE – INTRODUCTION – DELIVERED
11 FEBRUARY – ART – 1905 – FAUVISM – DELIVERED
16 FEBRUARY – ART – 1907 – CUBISM – DELIVERED
18 FEBRUARY – ART – 1911 – FUTURISM – DELIVERED
23 FEBRUARY – LITERATURE AUTHORS LA BELLE EPOQUE – DELIVERED
25 FEBRUARY – PROUST – A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMP PERDU
02 MARCH – FASHION – MARCHESA LUISA CASATI
O4 MARCH – CINEMA: LUMIERE AND MELIES
09 MARCH – MUSIC – NEW VENUES: CABARETS & CAFE CONCERT
11 MARCH – LES BALLET RUSSES – DIAGHILEV|NIJINSKY
TUESDAY 23rd march 2021 – 5:00 pm (UK TIME)
THE DAWN OF ART: CHAUVET, THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
THE SCOTTISH COLOURISTS:
TUESDAY 30th MARCH 2021 – 17:00 HOURS (UK TIME)
After the so-called Glasgow Boys, another group of Scottish artists came to the light. They are called The Scottish Colourists because their identity was precisely that: vibrant colours. They all lived and worked in Paris, travelling back home every winter. Scotland had and has a strong relationship with France. Fergusson said that being in Paris was like being at home because they were also Celts. Their work was striking and thanks to them, British art was high in the market. As it happens, while the world was acclaiming their art, in Scotland and England they were highly criticised. During their lifetimes they only exhibited together three times.
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LA DIVINA MARCHESA: LUISA CASATI
TUESDAY 27TH APRIL 2021 – 17:00 HOURS (UK TIME)
Luisa Casati scandalised the European society by hosting memorable parties at her fabulous palace in Venice (which was bought by Peggy Guggenheim in 1949). She became famous for walking her cheetahs wearing only her Cartier jewellery (specially designed for her) and expensive long fur coats in the middle of the Venetian night…but beyond her eccentric ways of living her life, she was a patroness of the visual arts and was – in many ways – ahead of her time. She commissioned portraits of herself to the most important painters and sculptors of her time. She used to say: I want to be a living work of art…and she was!
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LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY BOOM: WHAT IS IT?
The Latin American boom is a literary phenomenon that emerged between the 1960s and 1970s and consisted of the emergence of the Latin American narrative, with works that spread throughout the world, turning their independent and relatively young authors into literature icons.
These writers were influenced by the modernist and avant-garde movements of the 20th century (especially by European surrealism) to challenge the literary conventions of the time through neologisms, profanities, and inappropriate language.
The birth of the so-called “Magic-Realism”
The fusion between fiction and reality generated doubt in the reader, like “magical realism” that tried to show the strange as something every day.
“Magic realism” turned out to be a way of explaining political, economic and social events. The authors took the quiet voice of the people in order to express their feelings and feelings before a turbulent reality, and immersed them in stories with somewhat fanciful and unreal overtones. Such is the case of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” the work of Gabriel García Márquez. The novels reflected their own style in which stories that took place in urban spaces influenced by the political and social conditions of the Latin American countries where their authors originated predominate. The narrative time could begin at the end of the story and then jump without respecting the linearity of events.
1962 – Julio Cortazar, “RAYUELA” – “Hopscotch”
1962 – Carlos Fuentes “ La Muerte de Artemio Cruz” – “The Death of Artemio Cruz”
1963 – Mario Vargas Llosa – “La ciudad y los perros” – “The Time of the Hero”
1967 – Gabriel Garcia Marquez -”Cien Años de Soledad” – “One Hundred Years of
STARTS TUESDAY 04 MAY 2021 – 16:OO HS
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