Upcoming Lectures

The Land Of The Midnight Sun: Norway's Golden Age of Painting - Thursday 16th July 2020 at 2.00 p.m.

The Land Of The Midnight Sun: Norway’s Golden Age of Painting – Thursday 16th July 2020 at 2.00 p.m.

The Land of The Midnight Sun: Norway's Golden Age of Painting  by Stella Grace Lyons Online Lecture Why isn’t Norwegian art better known? Should it be? The late 19th century marked a defining moment in Norway. For the first time romantic painters began to turn to their own land for ...
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The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters - Thursday 3rd September 2020

The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters – Thursday 3rd September 2020

The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters by Adam Busiakiewicz The lute holds a special place in the history of art: painters of the Italian Renaissance depicted golden-haired angels plucking its delicate strings, evoking celestial harmony; in the sixteenth century, during the rise of humanism, the lute was ...
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The GPO Film Unit - Thursday 1st October 2020

The GPO Film Unit – Thursday 1st October 2020

The GPO Film Unit by Howard Smith This is the entertaining story of how documentary films started from the French and Edwardian days of silent movies.  Film was still at a very much experimental stage and we will look at the Soviet influence with "Battleship Potemkin" and "Man with a ...
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Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light - Thursday 5th November

Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light – Thursday 5th November

Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light by Jacqueline Cockburn One of the most extraordinary Spanish artists from Valencia; Joaquin Sorolla has become better known more recently. He lived from 1863 to 1923 and created a world full of light and colour which delights the senses. Sometimes a social painter he was ...
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Dickens of a Christmas - Thursday 3rd December 2020

Dickens of a Christmas – Thursday 3rd December 2020

Dickens of a Christmas and “God Bless us Everyone” by Bertie Pearce Charles Dickens has often been proclaimed as “The Man Who Invented Christmas” and indeed on hearing that Dickens had died, a cockney barrow-girl said: “Dickens dead? Then will Father Christmas die too?”  Dickens revived the Christmas traditions with ...
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New Advances in Ice Age Art - Thursday 2nd September 2021

New Advances in Ice Age Art – Thursday 2nd September 2021

New Advances in Ice Age Art by Paul Bahn Dating from c.40.000 to 12,000 years ago, Ice Age Art continues to be found every year, in the form of both portable objects and images on cave walls and on rocks in the open air. This talk will present a selection ...
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The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur - Thursday 7th October 2021

The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur – Thursday 7th October 2021

The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur by Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe How do dealers, auctioneers and museum staff determine whether a piece is by one painter or another? What role does the signature play, and what are the key clues to look for when deciding who painted the picture? Artists before ...
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Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura - Thursday 5th May 2022

Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura – Thursday 5th May 2022

Three Exceptional Female Artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Dame Laura Knight by Bernard Allan Nearly 300 years separates our three artists yet they faced the same struggle for recognition in what was a man’s world. Throughout these three centuries women had to fight for basic art training, for ...
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