The National Gallery exhibition ‘Making Colour‘ takes visitors on a journey through colour from the ancient world to the Impressionists. On this study day, the journey continues up to the present day. You will hear from art historians and artists who will explore different aspects of the exhibition and discuss the symbolism of colour in different contexts. The cultural fear of corruption from colour will also be examined – along with the work of artists and writers who have challenged that fear (taken from the National Gallery website)
Join Polly Apfelbaum and David Batchelor as they discuss Apfelbaum’s work. David Batchelor is an artist and writer (author of the book Chromophobia, 2000) and participated in the Folkestone Triennial, 2008.
Paul Wood, Matthew Gale, Jason Gaiger, Jaime Gili, David Batchelor, Briony Fer and Amna Malik, Part 1 - Introduction This study day is dedicated to the memory of Professor Charles Harrison, Emeritus Professor of the History and Theory of Art at The Open University. On the occasion of two major exhibitions of abstract art, Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World and Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, this study day considers some of the broad issues and ideas associated with the concept of 'abstraction'.