Understanding Art Part 1

Understanding Art Part I – Bodies: Inside and Out


Thursday 21 February at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham  2-3pm


£15 (£12 concessions) for all 3 sessions


This new 3-part course explores the links between contemporary art and historical art from the Renaissance right through to Modernism.  The first session discusses the controversial work of Damien Hirst, where Hirst’s Trinity –Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology is on show at The New Art Gallery Walsall. The second session explores representations of gender and sexuality in works from the Barber’s collection challenging our ideas about femininity and masculinity. Finally, in session three you will visit Ikon to examine the finely detailed drawings of John Flaxman in

the exhibition Line to Contour, whose practise involved intense academic study of the human form.


Look out for Understanding Art Part II in June and Understanding Art Part III in November.   See website for further details www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk; www.barber.org.uk;



To book go to http://bookwhen.com/ikongallery