Art History

Dr Caroline Levisse

Event Hours(1)

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Alexandra Hall

In Art History this term we will continue to explore art made in France, and the period 1886 to 1924.

‘Art in France 1886 to 1924′

16 April – Seurat, Signac and the Neo-Impressionist movement

23 April – Paul Cézanne: Beyond Impressionism

30 April – Van Gogh and Le Douanier-Rousseau

7 May – Gauguin, Emile Bernard and the Symbolist movement

14 May – Art Nouveau in Paris and Nancy: architecture, design, and graphic arts (including Toulouse-Lautrec)

21 May – Savages! Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck and Dufy: simpler lines and exuberant colours

28 May – Cubism in paintings and sculptures: Braque, Picasso, Juan Gris, and Henri Laurens

4 June – Cubist variations in Paris in the 1910s: Léger, the Delaunays, Duchamp-Villon, Picabia, and more

11 June – No Session

18 June – La Ruche: Immigrants artists in Paris in the early 20th century (Chagall, Modigliani, Kupka, Brancusi…)

25 June – French artists in the First World War, and the Return to Order

2 July – The emergence of the Surrealist movement in Paris

9 July – 1925 Exhibition des Arts Décoratifs: between Purism (Ozenfant and Le Corbusier) and Art Deco

16 July – Women Artists in Paris, 1900-1925: Suzanne Valadon, Marie Laurencin, Marie Vorobieff


About the lecturer

Dr Caroline Levisse, an art historian based in London, was born in France where she studied art history before moving to Copenhagen to take up a teaching post. While there, she completed a PhD on the relationship between art and religion in contemporary Scandinavian art.  She then moved to London and started teaching art history with adult education providers. She has since developed a range of courses focusing on 19th and early 20th century Western art and has published articles in both French and English in academic journals as well as magazines and newspapers.