Friday, June 24, 2016

Event: Movie Night at the Art Society: “Paula Modersohn Becker” on Friday, June 24, 2016 @ 7:30-9:30pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“Paula Modersohn Becker” on Friday, June 24, 2016 at ASTT
Event:  Movie Night at the Art Society: “Paula Modersohn Becker” on Friday, June 24, 2016 @ 7:30-9:30pmpm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Cor. Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Ave; Federation Park, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: exhibitions@artsocietytt.org or admin@artsocietytt.org;  Hours: 10am-6pm daily.
Event Description: “The ASTT Welcomes you to another installment of our 'MOVIE NIGHT.' Movie Night at the ASTT this month screens 'Paula Modersohn Becker.' The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago partners with the German Embassy for our next Movie Night. The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting this movie and the German Ambassador shares about the life and times of the artist Paula Modersohn Becker. Film starts promptly at 7:30pm on Friday, June 24, 2016. Admission is free.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/
About Paula Modersohn Becker: “Paula Modersohn-Becker (February 8, 1876–November 21, 1907) was a German painter and one of the most important representatives of early expressionism. In a brief career, cut short by an embolism at the age of 31, she created a number of groundbreaking images of great intensity. She is becoming recognized as the first female painter to paint female nudes. Using bold forays into subject matter and chromatic color choices, she and fellow-artists Picasso and Matisse introduced the world to modernism at the start of the twentieth century.”Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Modersohn-Becker
About ASTT: “Before the Trinidad Art Society was born, a small group of painters, poets and writers including Amy Leong Pang and Hugh Stollmeyer among others – dubbed the “Society of Trinidad Independents”, taking their cue from the modernist movements in Europe- pointed the country into the headwinds of contemporary art. They revelled in Gauguin, Modigliani and the growing fascination with African art; their metaphysical leanings found a ready response in Shango – Baptist beliefs with strong echoes of Orisha in Benin. The group ran afoul of a fundamentalist press whose vitriolic attacks were partially responsible for the disintegration of the body (after nine years) in 1938. Their pioneering visual work, however, was to have a profound influence on the development of art in Trinidad and Tobago.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/about/
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.

Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum - video by ceasmalmsilml

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