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Inside Art: Fauvism and Expressionism in Europe

March 20, 2013
Fullerton Hall
$12 per member; $195 for full 17-lecture series

Trace the origins of modern art at the dawn of the 20th century in a year-long lecture series on the art historic roots and development of modernism in Europe and America. The year 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armory Show at the Art Institute, a traveling exhibition that served as the first exposure of many Americans to modern and abstract art. Coinciding with the exhibition Picasso and Chicago, this series will examine the artists and movements—such as Cubism, Fauvism and Dada—that caused a major stir a century ago.

This installment will focus on Fauvism and Expressionism in Europe. The earliest of the 20th-century avant-garde art movements in France, Fauvism, which lasted from c.1898 to 1906, featured works displaying bold and clashing colors and rough execution. Fauvism provided a foundation for the international Expressionist movement (c.1905-c.1920), which was especially strong in Germany, where artists' groups including Die Brücke and the Blaue Reiter offered exhibition opportunities to artists like Emil Nolde and Vasily Kandinsky.

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