Women Surrealists from 1920 to 1950 with Bob Moulder

Ref: C2346755

Surrealism was one of the most important art movements of the 20th century and continues to have a profound influence on art and culture. While not always recognised, women artists would play a significant role in the development of Surrealism, arguably for the first time in a major art movement. In this course we look at the achievements of artists such as Leonor Fini, Méret Oppenheim and Dorothea Tanning, with a a particular focus on British artists Leonora Carrington, Eilene Agar and Derby's own Marion Adnams. What was significant about the work of these women? Did it differentiations from the work of male artists? Why does Surrealism remain a profound cultural influence?

Course aim

A one day course that will examine the role and achievements of women artists in the Surrealist movement of the 1920s-40s

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • Anyone with a general interest in art

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe some of the key features, techniques and characteristics of Surrealism
  • Describe the work of a range of female Surrealists
  • Form a view as to how it differs from the work of male surrealists
  • Identify influences of Surrealism in contemporary art and culture

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All materials will be provided, but students are welcome to bring relevant books, images and artefacts to show

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Women Surrealists from 1920 to 1950 with Bob Moulder

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