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

    It is amazing how many artists executed self portraits and also amazing how rarely they are aired or discussed. Many artists painted a whole body of self portraits (Rembrandt, Kathe Kollwitz, Sir William Orpen are examples). These series are particularly fascinating as we can see the development of their biography. Unlike the other talks, the […]

    It is amazing how many artists executed self portraits and also amazing how rarely they are aired or discussed. Many artists painted a whole body of self portraits (Rembrandt, Kathe...

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

    This talk looks at the art of the First World War. It examines not only official commissions but private responses and focuses on British art. It also looks at historical events, artist biography, and stylistic concerns. It includes work by Paul Nash, C R W Nevinson, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Mark Gertler, David Bomberg, William Orpen […]

    This talk looks at the art of the First World War. It examines not only official commissions but private responses and focuses on British art. It also looks at historical...

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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'. The talk is divided into three sections - 'Political Motivations',...

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