Auction of Claude Monet’s Meule
Short Course

Fundamentals of Western Art

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Fees: HK$11,000.00


Christie’s Education Hong Kong is pleased to present a series of programs that aim to provide a broad overview of major artistic movements in the Western world from Renaissance to Contemporary. 

Through art historical survey lectures, close reading sessions and gallery tours, participants will learn how to approach a work of art with attention to materials, techniques, and condition: aspects often neglected in traditional art history classes. There will also be discussions with Christie’s experts on the development of the market and collecting trends.

This program is essential for art collectors, regardless of their chosen fields, as the works and movements discussed are constantly referred to by artists throughout the ages.

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Course dates

Part III - Modernism in Europe:
From Fauvism to Surrealism

Saturday & Sunday, 25-26 Nov 2017 in Mandarin

10:00am - 5:00pm

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai

(Discounted rate of HK$10,000 if paid in full by 9 November 2017)

Part I: From Renaissance to Neoclassicism
November, 2016

Part II: 19th Century in Europe
May, 2017

Part IV: Post War Art in America and Europe
May, 2018

Part III - Modernism in Europe: From Fauvism to Surrealism

In the early years of the 20th century, avant-garde movements flourished in Europe, and artists experimented relentlessly to create new visual languages that broke dramatically from the past. This module covers key movements, such as Fauvism, Expressionism, Geometric Abstraction, and Surrealism, and discuss Paris as an artistic capital, as well as the evolution of modernism throughout other centers in Europe.

Saturday, 25 November

  • Fauvism & Expressionism
  • Cubism
  • Geometric Abstraction
  • Close Reading Discussion

Sunday, 26 November

  • Christie’s Gallery Tour                    
  • Dada & Surrealism
  • School of Paris
  • First Supporters of Modernism

Schedule and topics are subject to change. Please check back for updates.



A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who attend all sessions. 

HK$11,000 | Mandarin course
(Discounted rate of HK$10,000 if paid in full by 9 November 2017)

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