Lectures

21

Jan

2021

19:00

We invite you to an online wine tasting on Zoom at 7 pm (CET)

 

Helen Swift, the manager of the Hamburg Branch of Vino, will be introducing us to 6 "seasonal drinking” wines (below).  To join this event you will need to register in order to be sent the six bottles of wine in advance of the tasting.  

To register, contact:  hamburg@theartssociety.org

Wine tasting kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio of Helen Swift:
Helen grew up in England and lived afterwards in France and Spain for several years.  She has been working in the wine trade since 1986 here in Hamburg, the last 15 years of which have been as branch Manager of Vino.  Over the years she has gathered several different WSET qualifications (WSET is a British based foundation for educating wine professionals) and she is still engaged in the Diploma studies. Helen has travelled extensively, particularly through France in search of interesting wines and of course to enjoy the country and it’s charms.

 

Date:
Time:
21.01.2021
19:00 Uhr
Add to Calendar:
Lecturer:
Helen Swift, Hamburg Branch Manager of Vino
Location:
 
Zoom online event

11

Feb

2021

19:00

LECTURE SUMMARY

This lecture explores the relationship of art to film in the crucial years in Germany between the wars. Metropolis (1926) will be our starting point to understanding expressionism in German cinema. The blueprint of the murder/suspense/thriller genre film M (1931) was made by the same director and will be closely examined for its invention and influences. The savagely satirical paintings of Dix, Grosz and Beckmann will support our investigation into this highly important twenty years of European culture.

 

BIOGRAPHY OF LECTURER

John Francis has delivered lecturers and workshops in the USA, Beijing, Malaysia and the UK. Initially trained as a painter, he was awarded the Max Beckmann Memorial Scholarship in painting in Brooklyn, New York and went on to be artist in residence for the state of Texas. Later in his career he produced and directed several short films and animations. He has taught film, art and pedagogy at the University of Exeter, Arts University Bournemouth, University Sains Malaysia, Southwestern College, California, Brunel University, London and Kingston University.

 Poster_2021_02_11_German_Film.pdf (111 KB)

 

In order to register to receive the link to get into this live online lecture, please contact hamburg@theartssociety.org.  

Arts Society members are free.  Guests €15.00, payable in advance.

Date:
Time:
11.02.2021
19:00 - 20:30 Uhr
Add to Calendar:
Lecturer:
John Francis
Location:
 
This lecture will likely be shown live on Zoom, pending Covid 19 developments and will be advised nearer the time.

16

Mar

2021

19:00

Everyone knows Saint-Saëns musical interpretation of the Danse Macabre, but what was the original Danse about? The Dance of Death reminds viewers that Death comes to us all, rich or poor, young or old: "memento mori". Graphic illustrations of such encounters occur in manuscripts, murals, windows and print. Alongside the shock value there is satire, e.g. in Holbein‘s woodcut of a nun ogling a handsome suitor in her cell, oblivious of Death nearby. An unusual topic with lots of black humour.

 

Biography

Sophie was born in Gouda (Netherlands). She has an MA and PhD in English Literature (Leiden), an MA in Medieval Studies (York) and a PhD in Art History (Leicester). She has taught at the universities of St Andrews, Leicester, Nottingham and Manchester, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, National Trust, V&A, U3A, WEA and other organisations, and organised many study days, tours and visits. She is also a regular lecturer for Cambridge University and travel companies, and Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews.  

 Poster_2021_03_16_Dance-of-Death.pdf (229 KB)

 

In order to register to receive the link to get into this live online lecture, please contact hamburg@theartssociety.org.  

Arts Society members are free.  Guests €15.00, payable in advance.

 

Date:
Time:
16.03.2021
19:00 Uhr
Add to Calendar:
Lecturer:
Sophie Oosterwijk
Location:
 
Live online Zoom lecture