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ART HISTORY: MORE DYSTOPIA AND UTOPIA EXPLORED

Starts 13th May, 10-12 noon, 2 Fridays, $23

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Join Linda Hart for another in-depth look at the concepts of Utopia and Dystopia in art. Looking at the shadows left by the 20th century, we see both the evolution and fall of societies. If the apogee of success is perceived as power and money some people have pursued this with some success but if the apogee of human success is bettering the human condition, this model can in some ways be seen as an abject failure.

To condense the idea of dystopia into one session, it will be related to the tragic history of Germany from 1871 to 1950 while Utopia will study the various civil liberties movements which grew up in the 20th century with the objective of achieving better conditions for humankind. All will be supported by visual material. Linda is a passionate art historian who invites you to view well known artists in new ways. She has many years of experience in teaching, making and studying art and loves to share her knowledge with others.

Starts 13th May, 10-12 noon, 2 Fridays, $23