• ‘Flower Power’ – A History of Plants in Art (Talk)

    Plants have a particular place in art but are often overlooked. Beginning with their symbolic religious function in the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, we chart our way through to the Golden Age of flower painting (the Baroque period in the Netherlands) and find our way to early Modernism (the amazing irises and sunflowers of […]

    Plants have a particular place in art but are often overlooked. Beginning with their symbolic religious function in the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, we chart our way through to...

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  • ‘Girl Power’ – A History of Women Artists (Talk)

    This talk looks at approximately 50 works by women artists, most of them little known. We will look at their lives as well as describing the cultural, social and political environments in which they were working. The talk is broadly chronological commencing with the Medieval Period and travelling through the Renaissance to Modernism. We will […]

    This talk looks at approximately 50 works by women artists, most of them little known. We will look at their lives as well as describing the cultural, social and political...

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  • ‘People Power’ – A History of Portraiture (Talk)

    This talk looks at portraits through the ages and is broadly chronological, commencing with early funereal portraits in the Graeco-Roman period. It includes sculpture as well as painting and looks at the lives of the artists as well as the sitters and the style of the portraits. As with most of Tania’s talks, the various […]

    This talk looks at portraits through the ages and is broadly chronological, commencing with early funereal portraits in the Graeco-Roman period. It includes sculpture as well as painting and looks...

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  • ‘Vincent’ – The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh

    This talk explores the short yet intense and fascinating life of Vincent Van Gogh from his beginnings as an artist in 1879 through to his flowering in Paris between 1886-1888 and onto his mature and signature work in Arles during the last years of his life. It looks at his family background, his letters to […]

    This talk explores the short yet intense and fascinating life of Vincent Van Gogh from his beginnings as an artist in 1879 through to his flowering in Paris between 1886-1888...

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  • NEW! ‘War Power’ – The Art of World War I (Talk)

    This one hour talk looks at British art of the First World War. It examines not only stylistic change but emotional responses. It also looks at the deep challenge to the pre-War avant-garde and how it dealt with it. It includes work by well known official war artists such as Paul Nash, C R W […]

    This one hour talk looks at British art of the First World War. It examines not only stylistic change but emotional responses. It also looks at the deep challenge to...

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  • ‘Art Attack’ – A History of Vandalism in Art

    This talk looks at art works which have been vandalised over the years, and the reasons for these ‘criminal attacks’.

    This talk looks at works of art which have been vandalized since Renaiassance times, and the reasons behind these 'criminal acts'. It is divided into three sections - 'Political Motivations', 'Mad...

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