Spotlight on Four Surrealist Women Artists: Tanning, Carrington, Varo, and Fini with Dr. Timea Andrea Lelik

Spotlight on Four Surrealist Women Artists: Tanning, Carrington, Varo, and Fini with Dr. Timea Andrea Lelik


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Description

Our spotlight on Surrealist Women examines the works of four of the most important women artists who contributed to one of the radical art movements of the twentieth-century avant-garde. We will analyze the works of Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, and Leonor Fini, better grasping their importance and role in the Surrealist movement.

Surrealism rose to prominence in the avant-garde in the late 1920s and early 1930s, revolutionizing the visual arts and reshaping European and American society. Although many women were involved in this movement, surrealism nowadays is mostly linked with a group of male artists and authors like Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, etc. Surrealist women artists not only supported surrealist ideas but also worked against them to produce works that allowed them to delve into their unconscious minds and forge new identities for themselves. In this seminar, we'll take a close look at the work of these Surrealist artists who challenged the idea of women’s role solely as muses, rebelling against gender-specific roles.

Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art and published author, Dr. Timea Andrea Lelik, this interactive seminar will explore the contribution of these four women artists to the history of art. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased appreciation of some of the most important works by Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, and Leonor Fini.

This seminar is part of an extended series, each event spotlighting a different artist. For additional details, click here. 
About Your Expert

Dr. Timea Andrea Lelik is an art historian, curator, and writer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She holds an MA in art history from Utrecht University and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Amsterdam. For over ten years she has written, lectured, and published in the international field of modern and contemporary art. As a freelance curator, she organized several exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad. Since 2016, she is serving as a member of the International Association of Art Critics, AICA, The Netherlands.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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S. (New York, US)
Inspiring talk about creativity and courage

I’d seen some of the paintings before, and now I have a deeper understanding of the symbolism and context thanks to Dr Lelik’s overview of these wise and wonderful artists

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J.F. (Dover, US)
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harriet segal (Huntingdon Valley, US)

Fabulous, informative, well organized.
I'm an OlD Masters" snob and thought I could gain something from looking at different movements. It was a wonderfully enlightening lecture. I loved the historical background.

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J (Vancouver, CA)
Fascinating strong women who made a difference in the Art World.

Dr. Andrea gave us a wonderful look at 4 of the more outstanding artists of the 20th Century who happened to be women....... Especially interesting as a friend and I were at the Venice Biennale a month ago and saw many of the works.

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Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
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If you want to learn about great women artists, this is a great opportunity!

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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(5)
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S
S. (New York, US)
Inspiring talk about creativity and courage

I’d seen some of the paintings before, and now I have a deeper understanding of the symbolism and context thanks to Dr Lelik’s overview of these wise and wonderful artists

J
J.F. (Dover, US)
Excellent tal

Guest did not leave comment

h
harriet segal (Huntingdon Valley, US)

Fabulous, informative, well organized.
I'm an OlD Masters" snob and thought I could gain something from looking at different movements. It was a wonderfully enlightening lecture. I loved the historical background.

J
J (Vancouver, CA)
Fascinating strong women who made a difference in the Art World.

Dr. Andrea gave us a wonderful look at 4 of the more outstanding artists of the 20th Century who happened to be women....... Especially interesting as a friend and I were at the Venice Biennale a month ago and saw many of the works.

P
Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
NEW

If you want to learn about great women artists, this is a great opportunity!