20th Century Sculpture – Thursday 5th April 2018

By Linda Smith.

This lecture traces the development of sculpture in the twentieth century, from large lumps of marble at one end to unmade beds at the other, and explains how and why this trajectory happened.  Key developments like Cubism, Primitivism, Surrealism and Pop Art all affected sculpture, and are carefully explained with a wide range of illustrations.

We will also look at important British figures like Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, the effect of the consumer culture in the 60’s and some thought-provoking recent work.

Linda Smith is a well-qualified art historian with a broad range of knowledge, and a special interest in British Art, and the art of the twentieth century.  Linda holds two first-class degrees in Art History, is an experienced guide and lecturer at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the Dulwich Picture Gallery.  She also lectures to secondary school audiences and independent arts societies.