Art from 1907-1960: Expressionism and Fauvism

A series of lectures that allow the viewer insight into Expressionism art and art history. Fauvism is also touched on as are the brilliant expressive canvases of Matisse and other artists who exhibited together in 1905. These lectures trace Henri Matisse from his early Fauvist work with its jarringly bright colors to the stricter geometries he introduced during the First World War. It also tracks Expressionist developments in Germany and Austria with videos on Kirchner, Kandinsky and Jawlensky, artists who adopted a rough, “primitive” style, and on Egon Schiele’s taut, sexually charged paintings from Vienna.