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Full Series – Revolutions in Art and Poetry – 1900 to 1925 – Parts I & II

Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
10am PDT
1pm EDT
6pm GMT
7pm CET

With Chris Wiscarson and Gregory Dowling

This time one hundred years ago, the world became modern: Einstein brought to us Relativity and E = mc2, Freud brought to us psychoanalysis and its seminal application in treating PTSD through the First World War, and Henry Ford brought to us the Model T and its production lines. Science and industry seemed at the very forefront of modern consciousness.
But this was only one side of the story. Through the 19th century, poetry and art had been breaking new ground with Walt Whitman redefining poetry as the impressionists were redefining  painting. They opened the doors for the revolution that was to come in the early years of the 20th Century through, most famously, T S Eliot’s The Waste Land and Picasso’s Cubism.
We will look at some of the most extraordinary poems and paintings of the period which set the standard for everything that came after.

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Your Lecturers

Chris Wiscarson

Chris has lectured extensively on 20th century art, thrillingly drawing out perspectives, insights and memorable interpretations of familiar and not-so-familiar paintings and sculpture. Today, Chris shares his time between Venice and London following a 45 year career in financial services which has taken him all over the world. Chris is a Fellow of King’s College London and is a regular visitor to India where he is a member of the Seva Mandir Advisory Board.

Prof Gregory Dowling

Prof Gregory Dowling is Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

He has written numerous articles on Venice, and was responsible for the sightseeing pages of the first five editions of the Time Out Guide to Venice. He currently also sits on the board of directors for a new museum in Ravenna devoted to Lord Byron, which will open in 2021.

He is also the author of the “Alvise Marangon” historical thriller novels set in Venice and a regular lecturer at the “Circolo Italo-Britannico” in Venice.

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