Current Season

November 2018 - Spring 2019 – Edgy inventive artists, with a style of their own

"I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees." Egon Schiele

Our art talks this season explore the mind-bending originality of painters from Renaissance Italy, to Vienna 1900, through 20th-century New York.

In Austria, Gustav Klimt combined the patterns and colour of the East with European Modernism, while Egon Schiele extended this Viennese angst to uncomfortable levels of sexual expression. And for decades, the influence of Germany’s Bauhaus (including painters Kandinsky, Albers, and Klee), shaped the paintings, architecture and furnishings of 20th-century Western society.

New for 2019, our 6-session course Modern and Contemporary Art in 6 Easy Pieces takes place in London’s best museums and galleries, examining and engaging with stimulating works of art, starting with Impressionism and ending at today’s emerging East London galleries.

Whether you are new to the art world or a knowledgeable art lover, you are welcome at the London Art Salon's invigorating social events.

Diego Velazquez The Rokeby Venus, 1647-51 - detail

'Beauties and Bastards'
with Julia Musgrave

Weds 7th Nov 2018, 10:30-12:00
National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq.

Join art historian Julia Musgrave to explore the stories behind a selection of masterpieces in the National Gallery collection. More...

Tickets £20

Egon Schiele Self-Portrait with Physalis 1912 - detail

Egon Schiele:
Eroticism meets Expressionism

Weds 14th Nov 2018, 18:30-20:30
The Library Club, Soho

Art historian Andrew Spira explores the raw angst and stark sensuality of bad boy Egon Schiele. More...

Tickets £30

Gustav Klimt  Adele Bloch-Bauer 1907 - detail

Klimt:
Secession, Scandal and Style

Thurs 29th Nov 2018, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Join art historian Patrick Bade to explore the art and life of Klimt in decadent and glamourous fin-de-siècle Vienna. More...

Tickets £25 (Incl coffee and pastries)

Yayoi Kusama Yellow Pumpkin on Naoshima

Modern and Contemporary Art
in 6 Easy Pieces (Mornings)

17th Jan 2019, 10:30 & 5 other dates
London galleries and art museums

In six morning gallery-based sessions, get an introduction to modern and contemporary art with art historian Marie-Anne Mancio . More...

Complete course: £220

Yayoi Kusama Yellow Pumpkin on Naoshima

Modern and Contemporary Art
in 6 Easy Pieces (Afternoons)

17th Jan 2019, 13:30 & 5 other dates
London galleries and art museums

In six afternoon gallery-based sessions, get an introduction to modern and contemporary art with art historian Marie-Anne Mancio . More...

Complete course: £220