Talk: Rhapsodies in Paint: Modern Art and The Jazz Age
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

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Art and music have long engaged in cultural dialogue and exchange. This talk by Jody Patterson, Associate Professor and Programme Leader for Art History, Plymouth University, will address the impact of jazz music and the dynamics of improvisation on the development of modern art.

From Kandinsky’s early abstractions to Matisse’s vibrant paper 'cut-out’ collages, the new rhythms of jazz inspired artists to fuse European tradition with African American expression, pushing the conventional boundaries of painting.

Date: Tuesday 6 June
Time: 19:00
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA


Part of the 2017 Words and Music Festival including

Film: Some Like It Hot (1959)
Talk: Chris Robinson - Plymouth In The Roaring Twenties
Music: Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel - Noel Coward and His Legacy
Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta: The Roaring Twenties Gala Concert
Music: The Roaring Twenties Tea Dance

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Visions Season - New and Mindful Visions

In ‘Mindful Visions’ the music programme has looked at the human psychology, connecting the sense of self to visions. The 1920s programme explores the Roaring Twenties when an new vision of post-war positivity was coming to the fore. This was eagerly demonstrated with new ideas in dance, music and songs – jazz music became the rage with its catchy rhythms and slick, sophisticated song lyrics.


Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta

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