From Delaunay to Goncharova: Women at the Avant-Garde (1905-1924)

Ref: C2423375

Matisse, Picasso, Malevich... Were the pioneers of modern art in the first part of the 20th century only men? They were certainly not, and many women experimented and pushed art in new directions: Sophie Tauber-Arp, Sonia Delaunay, Gabriele Munter and Hannah Hoch, are but a few examples. We will study the most significant works done by these avant-garde women artists. While discussing how they trained, joined art groups, exhibited and sold their works and were received by critics and audience, we will reflect upon their place and status in the art world of their time.

Course aim

In this lecture, we will highlight the experimental and innovative works of artists like Sophie Tauber-Arp, Natalya Goncharova and Sonia Delaunay. This will inform our discussion on women's role in the avant-garde in the first decade of the 20th c.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Recognise the works of avant-garde women artists and describe them
  • Discuss the place women were given in the avant-garde, then and now

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?


Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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From Delaunay to Goncharova: Women at the Avant-Garde (1905-1924)

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This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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