January 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thanks to artists, exhibitions, and ideas shared between European centers of influence around the turn of the century, Cubist-inspired art movements planted native roots across the region. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, this manifested as Cubo-Futurism in painting and a focus on industrial materials in collage.
The 1917 Russian Revolution set off a cataclysmic reordering of the empire’s practical and political needs, and avant-garde artists were enlisted to meet the demand for new objects.
Join Dr. Catherine Walworth, Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., Curator of Drawings, as she covers this period in art history as well as her backpacking experiences through former Soviet bloc countries. The class will also take a direct plunge into so-called “Russian Modernism” through a look at art, ballet, silent film, propaganda porcelain, and fashion.
Registered participants will also enjoy a charcuterie board, beverages, and a complimentary AMFA sketchbook. Following the class, works on paper by Constructivist and Suprematist artists in the AMFA Foundation Collection will be available for a special viewing.
Image courtesy of Jason Masters.