Project Description

Controversial Art:  Art that shocked and scandalised

  • Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 10:30

  • Venue: The Danish Club, Mijas

  • Lecturer: John Iddon

  • Members: 8 Euros Pay at Door
    Non-Members: 10 Euro Pay at Door

Many now famous and revered works of art once shocked and scandalised their contemporaries.  The British public delighted in the anger and embarrassments caused in France over Gericault’s, ‘The Raft of the Medusa’, with its implications of incompetence, corruption and cannibalism.  From Manet’s nudes through to Whistlers nocturnes and on to Karl Andre`s “Bricks”, Chris Ofili’s “Black Madonna” and Tracy Emin’s notorious bed, this lecture will examine why so many works have caused controversy and outrage.

About the Lecturer

John Iddon is a Lecturer and Guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He ran an MA course in Heritage Interpretation at St Mary’s University College. He has lectured freelance to numerous art societies, to the National Trust and the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery in Venice. He also lectures on Art for cruises. In 2012, he wrote the new guidebook to the newly opened Strawberry Hill House in the UK.