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Art Lectures and Guided Tours at TAMA


ESRA at TAMA - the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Art Lecture Series for 2016 / 2017

All lectures are accompanied by visits to new exhibitions and galleries.

8 Lectures & Guided Tours    Mondays & Thursdays: 10:00 - 12:30

NB: The Monday series will always start with the lecture, but the Thursday series could be either with the lecture or the guided tour.

Entry is with subscription card only for the same series - the days cannot be interchanged.

Cost for series of 8 lectures: NIS 540; ESRA members NIS 440
Reservations and info ESRA Raanana: 09-748 2957

Venue: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27, Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv (short walk from Arlosoroff Railway Station)

PROGRAM:
Monday
14 Nov 2016


Thursday
17 Nov 2016
NEW HORIZONS: ISRAEL'S FIRST ABSTRACT ART GROUP

In 1948 a new group was formed. This group came as a contrast to‏ ‏other groups ‎in Israeli art, which tried to be local, patriotic and Zionist. This group would‏ ‏revolutionize Israeli art by striving to the abstract international art‏ ‏world.‎
Monday
12 Dec 2016

Thursday
15 Dec 2016
MASKS AND VEILS IN ART

Masks were and still are always interesting and mystical items – whether it be a ‎physical masking of the face and body, or the‏ ‏literary functioning as a disguise ‎or just the motive of the mask, which relates to‏ ‏the subconscious of the artist.‎‏
Monday
16 Jan 2017

Thursday
19 Jan 2017

RAUSCHENBERG, JOHNS & TWOMBLY: PIVOTAL MOMENT IN AMERICAN ‎ART

The development of art during the second half of the 20th century in the United ‎States urges a question -  How did we arrive from the art that dominated the ‎‎1950's (Abstract Expressionism) to what followed – Minimalism and Pop Art in  ‎the 1960's and Conceptual Art during the 1970's? The answer for this question ‎can be found in the work of three distinct artists – Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper ‎Johns and Cy Twombly. ‎
Monday
13 February 2017

Thursday
16 February 2017
ART + MUSIC

Throughout the 20th century, Art and Music walked hand in hand. The lecture ‎will see how‏ ‏different styles in art relate to similar styles in popular Music, whilst‏ ‏relating to art and music theories by Kandinsky as well.‎
Thursday
16 March 2017


Monday
20 March 2017
LUCIEN FREUD AND FRANCIS BACON: EXPRESSION IN ART

Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud are considered two of the most important artists ‎who worked in Great Britain during the second half the 20th century. Recently, ‎the works of either set world records at auction as some of the most expensive ‎works of art ever sold. Interestingly, one could never mistake Lucian Freud's ‎work for that of Francis Bacon (or vise-versa). However, these two artists knew ‎one another, admired one another and even painted one another several times. ‎The lecture introduces the lives and works of either artist and closes by ‎demonstrating the relationship between them by examining the works where ‎either artists painted his fellow artist.‎
Thursday
27 April 2017


Monday
22 May 2017



THUKRAL AND TAGRA: ART AND DESIGN IN INDIA TODAY

Jiten Thukral and Samir Tagra are an artistic duo based in India whose ‎collaborative humoristic work is shaped by a variety of mediums: painting, ‎installation, graphic design and more. By blurring the gap between high and low, ‎as well as art and commerce, they criticize the consumer culture in the global ‎expanding atmosphere of Modern India, and question the social aspirations that ‎derive from it
Thursday
25 May 2017



Monday
26 June 2017


ART OF THE MIDDLE AGES

The derogatory term "middle ages" points to a time frame lasting between the ‎beginning of the fall of the Roman Empire, to the beginning of the Renaissance. ‎Medieval art in Europe covers a vast scope of time and place, over 1000 years of ‎art. It includes major art movements and periods, national and regional art, ‎genres, revivals, the artists crafts, and the artists themselves. It is not a period ‎in Art history, but rather many periods and different styles. ‎

In this lecture we will try to understand the significance of the new genres, the ‎innovation of the styles, the ways the Christian religion influenced both art and ‎thought – and get to know some of the major masterpieces produced throughout ‎this fascinating period.‎
Thursday
22 June 2017


Monday
17 July 2017
(new date)


ROMANTIC ART

The Romantic period in art was born as an emotional‏ ‏contrast to the serious ‎French nationalistic neo-classical style. The style,‎‏ ‏developed in England and ‎Germany, placed its emphasis on man vs. nature. This‏ ‏lecture will examine the ‎characteristics of the Romantic era and the main artists‏ ‏working in the group