MODERN ART – Where individuality and artistic freedom are liberated

From Expressionism to Surrealism


10:00 – 12:00, Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Online on Google Meet and livestream on the event page

PART III: The unprecedented emergence of female artists! A new phenomenon that changed the art history!

"I don't really know if my paintings are surreal or not, but I do know that they represent the frankest expression of myself.”
Frida Kahlo

Under the impact of the two World Wars and the process of the restructured democratization process, Surrealism, which inspired by the worlds of dreams, imaginations, and subconscious minds, became a powerful attraction for the female artists and aroused in them a sense of freedom and the desire to express their personal voice in the language of art.

During this period, there was a sudden increase in the number of talented female artists—Georgia O’Keeffe, Lee Krasner, Remedios Varo, Kay Sage, Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, to name a few. They created an important creative drive that has significantly contributed to the shaping and development of painting in general and the expanding of the ideas of Surrealism in particular.

The event is a continuation of the “Modern Art” talk series, where the audience can learn more about the unique female Surrealist artists, thereby, realize their role in this art movement as well as in the whole history of creativity.

The talk is led by Trần Lương and moderated by Dr. Nguyễn Đức Thành.

*The event is organized by APD Center for Art Patronage and Development, with the support from UPGen Vietnam.