Linda Collins MA , is a popular and renowned lecturer working at the National Gallery, Tate Modern, the National Portrait Gallery ,The Arts Society and more, worldwide. Before lecturing she worked in Historic Royal Palaces for more than twenty years. She is currently writing a book about the history of Modern Art in Paris.
We follow the course of Modern Art from Paris in 1850 to New York in 1960. The avant garde society in each of our periods was lively, eccentric and absolutely essential to the understanding of the art of each period. We start with the lives of the Can-Can girls; the clothes, food and drink of the period; the Cabarets and dance halls. They formed a core of the bohemian group of people living on ‘La Butte’ that was Montmartre. Next we move to the Jazz Age of Paris. Josephine Baker appeared naked on stage, Sylvia Beach managed her bookshop of the Left Bank and Natalie Barney ran her astonishing drug fired salons that attracted so many famous names for over 60 years. Finally, the wonderful Peggy Guggenheim and her New York friends: Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, William de Kooning and on to Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson and ‘Bubbles’.
Cost: £33 Including refreshments and lunch.