Our hand curated Garden Series is designed to take you on a journey through Art with world renowned Art Historian, Dr James Fox as your tour guide. We've created this Series Hub as a space to compliment the live talks & give you easy access to all of our series content.
1. What is art? - Taking us on a journey from prehistoric cave painting to the contemporary art scene, covering the history and philosophy of how we have tried to answer this fundamental question through time. We learned about the 'open concept', the functionalist approach, and the institutionalist approach - tools to help us answer this question for ourselves (or reflect on whether it is the right question at all)!
Missed James Fox last time he was in The Garden? Watch back his inaugural Garden Series, available for free in our Garden Library. This series contained some of our all time most popular Garden talks and was popular for both newbies to the topic of art as well as seasoned art lovers.
We suggest starting with 'What is colour?', the perfect prequel to Art's Biggest Questions.
Written by our very own fellow and tour guide, "The World According to Colour" is a fascinating look at each of the primary colours and their role across cultures and society. The perfect meeting of art, history & design.
Why are some artists famous and others forgotten? Why are some artworks priceless and others worthless? And in an era where so much art is so hard to fathom, how do we know whether a work of art is any good?
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Recommended by The Garden:
Understanding art - a great introduction to the world of art
What makes up "The Arts" - an overview of the 7 types of art
Join our 4-part series as we explore the world of art with Cambridge Art Historian & Broadcaster, Dr James Fox.