Artist Beata Szpura presents on László Moholy-Nagy

On Saturday, April 14th, our guests were treated to an outstanding presentation by Ms. Beata Szpura, a fine artist and illustrator, who teaches painting and color theory at Parsons the New School for Design in Manhattan, and drawing and painting at Queensborough Community College, New York.  Ms. Szpura brought her extensive knowledge about the art of the Avant Garde, as she introduced us to the complexity of László Moholy-Nagy’s creative personality. László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) was a major creative force among the 20th century artistic avant garde  ̶  first in Europe and later in the USA. He is famous for constantly experimenting with new media-using photomontages, photograms, collages, oil painting, film and shadow-casting kinetic sculpture. Ms. Szpura had many illustrations to complement her presentation, and the audience truly felt that they had been enriched by her insight into the art of Moholy-Nagy. After her presentation, our guests were able to engage in conversation with Ms. Szpura, and a lively give and take on art, Polish-Hungarian relations, and the academic world of art flowed around the refreshment table.

 

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