Two shorter presentations: True to Life – Realism in the 1920s & 1930s and, East Meets West – The British Orientalists.
Saturday 20 March 2021, 4pm–5pm
Free, please book on Eventbrite
True to Life – British Realism in the 1920s and 1930s – Realism in the twentieth century does not describe a defined art movement; more a group of individual artists intent on depicting honest, unidealised, contemporary subject matter, and often working against the avant garde trends of the day. Join tour guide, Debbie to explore the range of styles and ideologies exhibited by these artists, using paintings from the gallery’s collection.
East Meets West – From the 1830s, British artists began to travel independently to the Middle East to capture on canvas the bustling cities, the scenery and scenes of everyday life. They became known as The Orientalists, a term and approach now widely debated. Join tour guide Isabelle exploring the way artists painted countries on trade routes, Eygpt, Turkey, Palestine.
Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week. While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.
We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.
You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.
To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.
You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.
William James Müller An Encampment in the Desert, 1844-45