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What is Abstract Painting? GI 19 539
2 October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 9 October 2019
Tutor: Tammy Ellis BA (Hons) (Lon) BA (Hons) (Surrey)Go to all Courses
Abstract art often provokes extreme reactions, largely because it can be difficult to interpret. This course will attempt to aid understanding and appreciation of works by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Juan Gris, Piet Mondrian and Sonia Delaunay. From the early 1900s abstract art has been central to the concept of modern art and often reflects a moral dimension, in that it can be seen to represent qualities such as order, simplicity and spirituality.
About the Speaker
Tammy was born in London and raised for some years in the North of England. She returned to her roots in 1982 to attend the University of London to read a degree in French and German and, more importantly, this is where she met her husband.
Whilst languages remain an important part of her life, and she still teaches both French and German up to A level, her main passion is Art History. Tammy has been a lecturer in Art History at The Guildford Institute since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2007. Her main interests lie in 19th, 20th and 21st Century art and her aim has always been to make art accessible and ‘food for the soul’.
Over the past four years Tammy has also been involved in art tours to France, Ireland and Liverpool and has given guided visits of Tate Britain. She thoroughly enjoy the level of interaction that these trips bring. Tammy also lectures privately to groups and gives ‘one-off’ talks on art.
Tammy has three wonderful children, two dogs and a horse and they all keep her very busy! When she does have a moment’s peace, she loves to bake and read books for her book club.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.