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Expressionism: Emotions Unchained – Visual Art and Music

Wednesday, March 16

Talk with Dr Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, University of Glasgow and Dr Robert Taub.

Art historian Dr Deborah Lewer and pianist Dr Robert Taub will discuss and illuminate the fertile – and often febrile – intersection of music and visual art that motivates Expressionism.

How did Wagner’s Tristan chord change music forever? How did Kirchner’s brief but emotionally charged time in the military influence his paintings? How did Scriabin’s synesthesia influence his music? Did Schönberg’s experiences with painting influence his music? And how did Schönberg’s music influence the works of Egon Schiele?

Join us for a fascinating evening of visual art and music.

This event is part of The Arts Institute festival, Expressionism: Emotions Unchained.

Our festival offers a unique integration of pivotal music, visual art, and film of this energetic and vibrant artistic era of unbounded influence. Join us for four extraordinary evenings with world-leading artists.

In addition to this talk, for the fullest experience of the festival please also consider the opening concert on Saturday 12 March featuring pivotal works of Scriabin and Schönberg, the screening of Metropolis on Monday 14 March, and the concert on Saturday 19 March featuring three extraordinary string quartets performed by world-class musicians.

Read the latest visitor information including COVID-19 measures

Date: Wednesday 16 March 2022
Time: 19:30–21:00
Venue: Upper Theatre, Sherwell Centre, University of Plymouth
Ticket information: Special festival price: standard £4 / concessions £3 / free for all students / Young Arts Pass (YAP) Under 18

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