ArtScapades presents 20th Century Art with lectures that can be used in a series, individually or customized to meet your needs.
Fauvism and Beyond: From Color to Form
Cubism and Beyond: From Shape to Abstraction
African Art Influences: From Ancient Tribes to Modern Day
Art Under Siege…Paris: From 1937 to 1945
European ‘isms’: From Symbolism to Surrealism
The Ashcan School: From Beautiful to Gritty
American Regionalism: From The Heartland to All of America
The Art of Post Revolution Mexico: From Los Tres Grandes to Frida
Crossing Cultures: From the Mexican Muralists to African American Modernists
Abstract Expressionism: From Drippers to Colorists
The Feminine Side of 20th Century Art: From O’Keefe to Frankenthaler
The Viennese Connection: From Gilded to Gritty
More 20th Century Modern Art: From Mondrian to Magritte
The Great Art Migration: From the South to Harlem
The Harlem Renaissance: From Inception to Artistic Explosion
Pop!: From Comics to Consumerism
Cuban Art Uncovered: From Havana to the World
Elements of Art:
Each ArtScapades lecture begins with a brief overview of the seven elements of art that artists use when composing a piece of art – Color, Line, Texture, Value, Shape, Form, and Space. Each element is illustrated using a representative work of art.
Timeline of Art:
Approximately fifteen works per artist are discussed including iconic works plus those that illustrate significant trends and events in their lives and careers.
In Fauvism and Beyond, ArtScapades looks at the beginnings of Modern Art starting with the two artists who explored a new freedom and spontaneity in painting, characterized by vibrant color, and expressive brushstrokes, defining the influential avant-garde art movement.
In Cubism and Beyond, ArtScapades explores the artist who is considered to have had the greatest impact of the development of modern and contemporary art. Also is a look at his contemporary and the bond they formed in developing Cubism.
In African Art Influences, ArtScapades looks at the influence of African art on Modern Artists in the West. The lecture also includes a focus on the lives and works of two famous modern African artists.
In Art Under Siege…Paris, ArtScapades talks about the artists who were working in or around Paris under the Nazi siege. Some stayed, some fled, and some went in to hiding; but none were untouched.
In European ‘isms’, ArtScapades shows the progression of Modern Art in Europe.
In The Ashcan School, ArtScapades explores how a modern movement developed in America led by artists of The Ashcan School and The Eight.
In American Regionalism, ArtScapades details how artists included realism in their works, and looks at how FDR’s New Deal affected the art world.
In The Art of Post Revolution Mexico, ArtScapades concentrates on artists who were working after the 1910 Mexican Revolution. It was a period when artists set aside the constraints of colonialism and dictatorship, and began to tell the story of the Mexican people.
In Crossing Cultures: From the Mexican Muralists to African American Modernists, ArtScapades concentrates on Mexican who began to tell the story of the Mexican people. Their work had a profound influence on African American artists who began to tell the story of African American people in a similar style.
In Abstract Expressionism, ArtScapades looks at how artists filled their canvases with fields of color and abstract forms, or attacked their canvases with a vigorous gestural expressionism.
In The Feminine Side of 20th Century Art, ArtScapades looks at how women artists broke into the traditionally male dominated art world.
In The Viennese Connection, ArtScapades explores the lives and works of four fascinating artists with Austrian affiliations.
In More 20th Century Modern Art, ArtScapades looks at the lives and works of four more European Artists who brought unique styles to the Modern Art Scene.
In The Great Art Migration, ArtScapades delves into the lives and works of artists who depicted the African-American experience, beginning in the South and moving to Harlem during the early 1900s.
In The Harlem Renaissance, ArtScapades looks at the lives and works of the major players of the Harlem Renaissance.
In Pop!, ArtScapades looks at the artists who broke down the boundaries traditionally separating fine art and everyday life, and laid the foundation for the art world’s aesthetic embrace of commodity culture.
In Cuban Art Uncovered, ArtScapades looks at the major themes in Cuban art and traces the development of art in Cuba from the time of Spanish colonization through the 20th century.
In Fauvism and Beyond, ArtScapades looks at the lives and works of Henri Matisse and André Derain.
In Cubism and Beyond, ArtScapades looks at the lives and works of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
In African Art Influences, ArtScapades looks at tribal artists and their influence on Modern Western artists including, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Amadeo Modigliani. Two modern African artists, El Salahi and El Anatsui, are also featured.
In Art Under Siege…Paris, ArtScapades explores the lives and works of Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Vasily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall.
In European ‘isms’, ArtScapades looks at works by Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, and Marc Chagall.
In The Ashcan School, ArtScapades explores Robert Henri, William Glackens, John Sloan, and Edward Hopper.
In American Regionalism, ArtScapades presents artists that include Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and John Steuart Curry.
In The Art of Post Revolution Mexico, ArtScapades looks at the lives and works of the artists known as Los Tres Grandes, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Diego Rivera, as well as that of the infamous Frida Kahlo.
In Crossing Cultures: From the Mexican Muralists to African American Modernists, ArtScapades looks at Los Tres Grandes and the African American artists, Charles White and Hale Woodruff, who began to tell the story of African American people in a similar style.
In Abstract Expressionism, ArtScapades looks at William de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, and Barnett Newman.
In The Feminine Side of 20th Century Art, ArtScapades chronicles the lives and works of Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler.
In The Viennese Connection, ArtScapades studies Gustav Klimt and his student Egon Schiele, Lucien Freud, grandson of the famous psychoanalyst, and his artistic rival, Francis Bacon.
In More 20th Century Modern Art, ArtScapades analyzes Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Amadeo Modigliani, and René Magritte.
In The Great Art Migration, ArtScapades introduces Aaron Douglas, Horace Pippin, Archibald John Motley Jr, and Laura Wheeler Waring.
In The Harlem Renaissance, ArtScapades focuses on William H Johnson
Romaire Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight.
In Foundations of Pop!, ArtScapades covers Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.
In Pop!, ArtScapades looks at the lives and works of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and David Hockney.
In Cuban Art Uncovered, ArtScapades focuses on artists who have achieved international recognition, including Eduardo Abela, Carlos Enríquez, Amelia Peláez, Wifredo Lam, and René Portocarrero.
ArtScapades lectures are presented from our laptop, using your venue’s projection system or via Zoom.F