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Artists in Paris 1920’s and 1930’s Linda Collins Tuesday 23 October 2018

After WW1, there was rejoicing in Paris, but there was also an uneasy feeling that once again this peace may not be everlasting.  It seems the people of Paris decided to throw caution to the winds and simply enjoy the peace whilst it lasted.  Aspects of Paris of the time are considered including – the five major artistic movements of the era, the eccentric personalities and the visiting American jazz musicians.  This talk contains a lot of art history and sets our artists and their work within their time - and within the lively Paris of the 1920’s and 30’s.

Reading : “The Twilight Years: Paris in the 1930s” William Wiser,  Carroll&Graf publishers Inc, New York, 2000 / “Paris between the Wars: Art, Style and Glamour in the Crazy Years” Vincent Bouvet & Gerard Durozoi, Thames and Hudson 2010 / “Paris Montmartre: A Mecca of Modern Art 1860-1920” Sylvie Buisson & Christian Parisot, Editions Pierre Terrail, Paris 1996 / “Tate Modern: The Handbook”  Tate Enterprises Ltd, 2016.

Linda Collins previously talked to us in 2016 on the new Hampton Court gallery.

She is a lecturer for the Historic Royal Palaces and the National Trust, a freelance lecturer for Tate Modern and the National Gallery. She is also an Independent lecture organiser and a Member of the Association of Art Historians.