An Introduction to Cubism: Adventures with Form and Space
Wed 15 March, 2023 £2.00 – £5.00
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
This talk by James Cassidy will explore the origins and the development of Cubist art throughout its early years from 1907 to 1910.
Cubism overturned many conventions of western art and is widely regarded as by far the most significant art movement of 20th Century European Modernism. The art itself however, is often misunderstood or thought of as “difficult.”
The talk will follow an evidential trail through example illustrations of individual artworks by Picasso, Braque and others, to provide the keys to unlock an understanding of this most adventurous and rewarding art.
James McDonagh Cassidy studied at Bath Academy of Art and Norwich School of Art, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Sculpture in 1987. He holds a CertEd in Higher Education and taught sculpture and bronze casting at Bath Academy of Art at Sydney Place and at City of Bath College. He has also designed and delivered learning programmes and art workshops, including for Bristol City Council. James also teaches digital imaging and creates set designs for events. He was an assistant exhibitions director at the Adam Gallery for many years and is the founder of BlackChalk Artists Workshops in Bath.