Lectures

08

Oct

2020

19:00

This is an online lecture

 

The Drawing Room, Red House, Bexleyheath, KentWilliam Morris considered a beautiful home to be “the most important production of Art” and much of his working life was devoted to the production of household goods that were intended to bring art and beauty into a wide range of homes.  He also expended enormous time and energy on beautifying his own homes, creating first at Red House in Bexleyheath, and then at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith, and finally at his country home, Kelmscott Manor, a series of interiors that exemplified his ideas about art and design. This lecture explores not only the decoration, but also the relationships and lifestyles associated with each of these very different homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY OF LECTURER

Jo Banham is a freelance curator, lecturer and writer. From 2006 to 2016 she was Head of Adult Learning at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and before that Head of Learning and Access at the National Portrait Gallery, and Head of Public Programmes at Tate Britain. She has also been Curator of Leighton House and Assistant Keeper at the Whitworth Art Gallery. She has published on many aspects of Victorian and early 20th century decoration and interiors. She is currently curating an exhibition on William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement for the Juan March Fundacion in Madrid and the Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya in Barcelona. She is also Director of the Victorian Society Summer School.

 

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_2020_10_08_William_Morris.pdf (73 KB)

 

Date:
Time:
08.10.2020
19:00 Uhr
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Lecturer:
Jo Banham
Location:
 
Location: As we are unable to meet to hold our lectures in the normal way, we are rescheduling this lecture as a live online lecture on Zoom. Registration is necessary (see above) but no special equipment or download is needed, just your computer or iPad.

17

Nov

2020

19:00

This is an online lecture

Sewing the sail, 1896One 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 more concerned with capturing light falling on bodies and sea-scapes and his wonderful technique will be considered in this colourful lecture. His final Visions of Spain now in New York will also be shown.

 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY OF LECTURER

 

Jacqueline is Managing Director of an art tours company, running residential courses in Andalucía, Southern Spain in the art and culture of the region. Jacqueline is a course director and lecturer at the V&A and also lectures at The Royal Academy, Christies Education, The Art Fund, The London Art History Society and has recently toured New Zealand for The Arts Society and Australia fror ADFAS, where she will return next year. Her specialist field is Spanish Art, but she also lectures on European Art 1790-1950. She has recently published A Taste of Art, London (Unicorn Press 2019). 

 

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_2020_17_11_Sorolla.pdf (69 KB)

 

 

 

Date:
Time:
17.11.2020
19:00 Uhr
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Lecturer:
Jacqueline Cockburn
Location:
 
Location: As we are unable to meet to hold our lectures in the normal way, we are rescheduling this lecture as a live online lecture on Zoom. Registration is necessary (see above) but no special equipment or download is needed, just your computer or iPad.