Tue
9Aug
UTC
6:30pm
Online

How does pop culture influence art?

Ferren Gipson

From the paintings of Van Gogh to the music of Beyonce, art has a very close relationship to popular culture reflecting the trends and tastes of a given time, and provide insight into tastes in music, fashion, popular stories and much more

Learn about this Garden Talk

From the paintings of Van Gogh to the music of Beyonce, art has a very close relationship to popular culture. Across centuries, it can reflect the trends and tastes of a given time, and provide insight into tastes in music, fashion, popular stories, values and so much more. 

What information can be unlocked in an artwork—and in the reverse, can we uncover deeper layers of meaning from references to art in pop culture such as movies, poetry and music? How does art influence culture and can it affect your everyday life? Art Historian, Ferren Gipson joins us in the Garden to uncover how art and culture are so intrinsically connected.

Talk outline

Duration

50 minutes

What to expect

30 minute talk

20 minute Member Q&A

About the Fellow

Ferren Gipson

Ferren is an art historian, writer, and textile artist based in London, UK. She is an advocate for art education, and her research areas include modern Chinese art history and topics exploring the crossover between pop culture and art.