Society changed more rapidly in the twentieth century than at any time in the previous four thousand years. So did art. This lecture will explain many modern movements and the artistic response to political and social upheavals, including both World Wars, which inspired some of the great masterpieces of modern art. Recent decades have seen a questioning of the nature and language of art, with Post-Modernism and the Turner Prize.
After the lecture, there will be a traditional Christmas lunch at the hotel at a cost of £25.00 per head. Please book your place with the Chairman