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12 March 2020Can Art Change the World? Art with Something to Say
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Can Art Change the World? Art with Something to Say Val Woodgate Thursday 12 March 2020

This day concentrates on those artists who have used their art to communicate ideas, opinions, criticisms or fears about their world and, in doing so, tell us a great deal about the historical period in which the art was created.

From the 15th to the 21st centuries, artists as varied as Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Goya, William Blake, Picasso, Grayson Perry,  Ai Weiwei and many more have created powerful, exciting, moving and, sometimes, disturbing works of art dealing with topics as varied as social unrest and poverty, feminism and gender politics, race, prejudice and multi-culturalism, the environment, war and propaganda, and the cult of personality.

There will be 3 lectures:

  1. Sermons and sayings and the many faces of poverty and racism.
  2.  War and propaganda
  3.  The Cold War and the nuclear age, the environment, gender politics

Held at Southampton Solent University. Cost: £30 but free to full time students & the 25's.  Booking Form available in "Documents" under the "Our Society" tab  

 Val Woodgate: Lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, also at many other London galleries. Former member of the teaching team at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Lecturer and runs courses at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.