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LECTURE with Michael Ajerman: Paula Modersohn-Becker & the Visceral Body

Thursday 2nd February 2023, 4.30 - 6pm

Artist Michael Ajerman presents his lecture on the German painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker

Thursday 2nd February 2023, 4.30 – 6pm

A lecture on artist Paula Modersohn-Becker’s life and work. While widely known in Germany, the Royal Academy’s ‘Making Modernism’ exhibition presents a brilliant display of her work rarely seen abroad. This talk will interpret key works from the show along with others from her life made in less than a decade. This talk will put into context how in the early 1900’s Modersohn-Becker created an approach to painting that was original to her time that defies category. Work that still resonates with a visceral energy to viewers today.

This lecture will coincide with the current RA exhibition Making Modernism which features the artist.

Talk will be an hour. Followed by Q and A.


Banner Image: Self portrait with red flower wreath and chain by Paula Modersohn-Becker 1906-1907