Lectures

27

Jan

2022

19:00

LECTURE SUMMARY

Ernst Barlach is one of the most important German artists of the 20th Century. His sculptures, drawings and engravings dating from between 1905 and 1938 can be found in collections and museums all around the world – and, of course, also in Hamburg. This lecture looks at Barlach as a poetic sculptor. A large part of his work is dedicated to remembering the First World War, not glorifying it but as memorials for sorrow.  This will be compared to  that of the British "war poets" Wilfried Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Isaac Rosenberg – and to the very different reception they had in the UK while Barlach‘s work came to be considered degenerate in Nazi Germany. 

 

BIOGRAPHY OF LECTURER

Drs Helen Sisjling MA was born in Australia, lived in the Netherlands and now lives in Spain. She has an MA in History of Art (University of Leyden), an MA in English Literature (Universities of Leyden and Oxford) and an MA Educational Management (University of Amsterdam). Helen taught English for the first part of her career to later become a management consultant on education, specialising in educational improvement and training teachers and managers in The Netherlands and the Antilles. Helen is presently Chairman of The Arts Society in Nerja and lectures regularly to several of The Arts Societies in Spain and other societies.

 

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27.01.2022
19:00 Uhr
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Helen Sisjling
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22

Feb

2022

19:00

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The_Painter and His Pug by William Hogarth, TateThe lecture illustrates how the artist used his work to wage war against London’s sex trade and child poverty as part of his personal crusade to establish modern urban life as an appropriate subject for high art. Insights into the darker side of life in 18th century London are blended with the story of how Hogarth worked his way up from an apprenticed engraver to successful painter and philanthropist.

 

Biography

Julia Musgrave got her first degree in Chemical Engineering and went on to become a Chartered Information Systems Engineer and IT project manager. In 2008 she decided that life was too short for just one career and decided to become an art historian.

She now has a Graduate Diploma in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MLitt in ‘Art, Style and Design: Renaissance to Modernism, c.1450 – c.1930’ from the University of Glasgow. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. at the University of York the involvement of Roger Fry and the Bloomsbury Group in the development of the Contemporary Art Society from 1910 to 1937. She is a lecturer in Art History at the City Literary Institute (City Lit).

 

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22.02.2022
19:00 Uhr CET
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Julia Musgrave
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29

Mar

2022

19:00

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Timothy WalkerIn 1882 Gertrude Jekyll wrote a short but seminal article in “The Garden” in which she urged the readers to “remember that in a garden we are painting a picture”. As an accomplished watercolour artist, Miss Jekyll was familiar with the principles of using colours, but she felt that in gardens they “had been greatly neglected”. This talk looks at how to apply these principles in designing a border and at how contemporary work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko, Jackson Pollack evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like.

 

Biography

Since 1986 Timothy has given 1,500 public lectures. This was originally part of his work as director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden from 1988 to 2014. Botanic gardens are often described as living museums, and garden curators lecture about them in the same way as museum curators talk about their collections. Since 2014 he has been a college lecturer and tutor at Somerville College Oxford. Gardens are often thought of a place where science and art meet on equal terms. His lectures investigate this relationship.

 

 

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29.03.2022
19:00 Uhr CET
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Timothy Walker
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05

Apr

2022

19:00

CEST

The Age of Jazz

One hundred years ago a group of American musicians docked in London, bringing with them for the very first time one of the twentieth century’s most important musical genres: jazz.

Sandy‘s lecture covers the early years of jazz from its beginnings through to the start of the Second World War. Drawing on his practical experience both as musicologist and gigging musician, Sandy is able to shed light on jazz from the inside.

 

Biography

Sandy is one of the UK’s most versatile music commentators, enjoying a career that combines broadcasting, performing and lecturing. After studying at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and working as music director for the RSC, National Theatre and in London’s West End, Sandy Burnett spent a decade as one of the core team of presenters on BBC Radio 3. Combining engaging scholarship with hands-on expertise, he devises and leads cultural holidays all over the world, is the author of the Idler Guide to Classical Music, is a highly sought after double bassist on the London jazz scene, and was appointed the Academy of Ancient Music’s Hogwood Fellow for the 2018-19 season.

 

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05.04.2022
19:00 Uhr CEST
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Sandy Burnett
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02

June

2022

19:00

CEST

Lars TharpFrom the mountains of Jiangxi province in far-off China, down river, over lake and mountain, and finally across oceans, 98 % of the Chinese porcelain on display in European museums, stately homes, palaces and personal collections are testimony to an epic journey and of monumental human endeavour. Luxury for the rich created by the effort of millions. Each year in the 1600s and 1700s millions of pieces - services, vases and ornamental wares - were shipped and portered over the mountain border into Guangdong province, passing through the aptly-named “Gate of Heroes”.

 

Biography

Since his 1986 debut on the BBC Antiques Roadshow (and all series since), Lars has spoken widely, within and beyond the UK. With over 40 years of experience in ceramics and other areas, he aims to combine several compelling narratives with enthusiasm and humour.

Born in Copenhagen, he studied Archaeology at Cambridge and joined Sothebys where, as a director and auctioneer (1977-1993), he specialized in Chinese and European ceramics. Today his consultancy devises and curates exhibitions, advises on the acquisition, care and disposal of ceramics and other fields. 

 

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02.06.2022
19:00 Uhr CEST
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Lars Tharp
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