Understanding Art Part I – Bodies: Inside and Out
Thursday 7 February at New Art Gallery Walsall 2-3pm
Thursday 14 February at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts 2-3pm
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.
To book go to http://bookwhen.com/ikongallery