- 1 July to 9 August 2019
- Paul Mellon Centre
This course considers the rapid artistic developments throughout twentieth-century Britain that culminated in London becoming one of the world’s capitals of art during the ‘Swinging Sixties’ with the rise of Beatlemania, Pop Art and conceptualism among other cultural thrusts. This course moves chronologically from the early years of the twentieth century to the advent of the headline-grabbing ‘Young British Artists’ (YBAs) in the 1990s, focusing on major artistic trends and their significance in the broader cultural history, a period marked by tremendous energy, rebellion and innovation. Drawing on the numerous collections in museums, galleries and art colleges across London, this course will be a mix of lectures, readings-based discussions and field trips.