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Cursus kunstgeschiedenis Amsterdam mei-juni 2021

Een online reeks lezingen op vrijdagavond 20:00 uur

21/05 De legende Napoleon (L'exposition Napoléon, Grande Halle de la Villette, Parijs, 14 april-19 september 2021)
Op 5 mei 1821 overleed Napoleon in Britse gevangenschap en sindsdien is Napoleon ingezet als zowel held als boeman en is er meer over hem geschreven dan over wie ook.
na de revolutie van 1830 trachtte de nieuwe koning Louis-Philippe eenheid in Frankrijk te brengen door vol in te zetten op de Napoleontische legende: hij bouwde de Arc de Triomphe af en haalde Napoleons resten naar Frankrijk voor een pompeuze herbegraving in de Invalides. Adolphe Adam schreef er een mars bij. Ook in Duitsland en Italië, in Rusland en Engeland werd de nationale identiteit aan Napoleon afgemeten. Vele kunstenaars hielden zich met Napoleon bezig: Goya, Turner, Beethoven, Canova, Caspar David Friedrich, Thorvaldsen, Tsjaikovski, Repin, Haydn...

28/05 Michelangelo in 1521
De beroemdste beeldhouwer van de Renaissance was tevens een buitengewoon begaafd schilder, vooral bekend van de Sixtijnse kapel, en een belangrijk architect. In 1521 werkte hij in zowel Rome als Florence, aan een reeks meesterwerken: een omstreden naakte Christus; de voorgevel en aan de befaamde grafmonumenten in de Medici-kapel van de San Lorenzo; de 'slaven' voor het grafmonument van Julius II en de Medici-bibliotheek, de Biblioteca Medicea Laurentiana, Het meeste in opdracht van paus Leo X, zoon van Lorenzo il Magnifico, en voortgezet door zijn neef Clemens VII.

04/06 Vrouwen in Pop Art
Pop Art was een jongensclub: in Londen midden jaren vijftig deed er zegge en schrijve één vrouw aan mee en in New York ietsje later aanvankelijk zelfs geen een. Toch bekenden zich in de jaren zestig talloze vrouwen tot de Pop Art, een stijl die mateloos populair werd, juist door de kritiek op consumptiemaatschappij en massamedia, vanwege de vaak zeer gelikte vorm en de uitvergroting van het banale. De deelnemende vrouwen zijn zelden zo beroemd geworden als de mannen.
Ze gebruikten nieuwe materialen als vinyl, zetten vrouwelijke lust tegenover mannelijke, herinterpreteerden media-iconen als Marilyn Monroe en de verhouding tussen man en vrouw.
(Her)ontdek in deze lezing de Woman Sofa van Nicole L, Astronaut van Kiki Kogelnik, Le désir van Évelyne Axell, Bum van Pauline Boty, Girl with Radish van Marjorie Strider, Vacuuming Pop Art van Martha Rosler, La gran vagina van Mari Chordà, Marilyn Pursued by Death van Rosalyn Drexler en Mama kijk naar je kinderen van Maria van Elk. Allemaal uit de opwindende jaren zestig!

11/06 Honderd jaar Karel Appel (1921-2006): een een barbaar in een barbaarse tijd
karel Appel is een van de twee internationaal beroemdste Nederlandse kunstenaars van de twintigste eeuw, een tegenpool van Piet Mondriaan in alle opzichten behalve een: miskenning. Althans, door het Nederlandse publiek. Internationaal brak hij in de jaren vijftig door in Parijs en op de Biënnales van Venetië en São Paulo. In Nederland voerde hij weliswaar tal van opdrachten uit, veelal muurschilderingen (zoals een 80 meter lange muurschildering voor de Nationale Energie Manifestatie, Rotterdam 1955) en tegeltableaus (Bio-vakantieoord en Congrescentrum), maar de resultaten mondden vaak uit in schandalen, zoals bij de Paaskerk in Zaandam en de koffiekamer van het Amsterdamse stadhuis (de 'Twistappel'). Omstreden uitspraken ('Ik rotzooi maar wat an') gooiden olie op het vuur, zodat pas na tientallen jaren Parijs en New York Nederland de kapperszoon uit de Dapperstraat in de armen sloot. Al waren zijn operadecors nog in 1995 menigeen te machtig...

cursus ridders
Horace Vernet, Caroussel in Tsarskoje Selo, 1842

18/06 Romanovs in de ban van de Ridders (Hermitage 19/11-2020 – 1/1-2022)
De Romantiek bracht de Middeleeuwen weer in het middelpunt van de belangstelling. Na Walter Scotts grandioze successen met Ivanhoe en Robin Hood werden overal pseudo-kasteeltjes gebouwd, die voor Scott en Alexandre Dumas in de eerste plaats. Al snel volgden vooruitstrevende vorsten, zoals prins Albert van Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, die achter het decoratieprogramma van de nieuwe Houses of Parliament zat en 'middeleeuwse' feesten organiseerde, waar hij met Victoria en de kinderen in goud glanzend harnas verscheen; onze eigen koning Willem II, die in Den Haag Engelse 'kerken' liet bouwen voor zijn kunstcollectie en zijn paarden; en tsaar Nicolaas I, die een schitterend riddertoernooi hield op zijn landgoed, waaraan hij zelf in het harnas van Karel V deelnam.

25/06 Elise Bonaparte, groothertogin van Toscane
Van alle familieleden die Napoleon op de troon zette was zijn oudste zus Elise wel de succesvolste. Eerst maakte zij als hertogin van Lucca een luisterrijk hof, opgeluisterd door componisten als Spontini, Paisiello, Méhul, Farinelli en Rossini. In 1809 creëerde Napoleon voor haar het groothertogdom Toscane en verhuisde ze naar het Palazzo Pitti in Florence. Zij heropende de marmergroeve van Carrara, restaureerde Medici-villa’s, verzamelde kunstenaars en maakte van Florence weer een keramiekcentrum. En met een speciale verhouding met Paganini begon een spetterende carrière voor de vioolvirtuoos.

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