Autumn 2012: 4 sessions
Language: Arabic and English
The early years of the 20th century saw major changes in the world of painting. Several schools saw life then. These were to influence Art movements for the rest of the century. Leila will have 4 sessions, each one devoted to an artist from the early 20th Century. The 4 artists selected share one thing in common: they lived in Paris around the same time. During each session, she will present the artist and the background to his work. Then she will present images and videos about the artist and will end with a Q&A session with the participants. The artists (in order) are: 1) Modigliani, 2) Munch, 2) Klimt and 4) Kandinsky.
Leila Kubba Kawash was born and educated in Baghdad. She graduated with a National Diploma of Art and Design from the Manchester School of Art and Architecture in the U.K. and also studied for a period of five years at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC. She has participated in several international exhibits, including solo exhibits in the Emirates, Amman Jordan, Athens Greece, London UK, Washington DC, New York City and a touring exhibit in the US. Her works are in private collections internationally as well as public institutions such as the international monetary fund in Washington DC, the Abu Dhabi Cultural Centre, National Gallery of Art in Amman Jordan and the British Museum.