Lectures

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.

 

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Time:
16.03.2021
19:00 Uhr
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Sophie Oosterwijk
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20

Apr

2021

19:00

Édouard_Manet, Olympia, Musée dThe bed has been the site of multiple encounters in art from Titian’s stunning mythologies through Manet’s Olympia, Picasso’s nudes, and the object of Tracey Emin’s infamous My Bed. But if the bed has been linked to passion, it has also been linked to death and this lecture explores its manifestations in the art of Caravaggio, Munch, Klimt, and others.

 

Biography

Marie-Anne trained as an artist before gaining a PhD in Art and Critical Theory from the University of Sussex. She has lectured in art history for the City Lit, Tate Modern, the Course, Art in London, London Art Salon, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Nth Degree Club and many private art societies. She also runs art history study tours abroad. 

 

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.

 

 Poster_2021_04_20_Beds_in_Art.pdf (158 KB)

Date:
Time:
20.04.2021
19:00 Uhr
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Lecturer:
Marie-Anne Mancio
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