30th April 21
The Art Society Talk this week explored the extraordinary revolutions in Art that took place in Europe throughout the 20th Century. These movements are extremely important and relevant to art students – and society at large – as the majority of creative, cultural and conceptual activities and freedoms we now have could not have happened without these seismic developments.
We viewed an episode of the 8 part Documentary ‘Shock of the New’ by Robert Hughes, a series I consider to be one of the best, and most accessible documentaries on the radical developments in Art that took place in the 20th Century.
Informing, exploring, and discussing the cultural, social and political context of Art with our students, was a very enjoyable way of supporting and enhancing their general understanding of the Creative Arts.
Jonathan Parkhouse, Art Teacher