Live Zoom lectures continue, with topics mainly based on exhibitions that are on in London over the period. The talks take place on Friday mornings, from 10.00 until 11.30, with a lecture of 60-75 minutes, followed by Q&A and discussion. All sessions are £12 per person per session, whether via Zoom or if you prefer to receive the recording afterwards.
At the end of this set of six talks, we will be taking a summer break, returning with information on talks for autumn/winter in October.
Talks for June and July
17 June : Tate Britain As well as all the paying exhibitions, London offers us a wealth of art that is accessible for free and I thought it would be interesting to explore the permanent collections of Tate, to re-familiarise ourselves with some of the highlights of what we can enjoy in London over the summer.
24 June : Postwar Modern (Barbican until 26 June) This exhibition explores an exciting period of art in Britain, in the wake of the Second World War, “certainty was gone, and the aftershocks continued, but there was also hope for a better tomorrow.” We will look at some of the 48 artists included; familiar names and new.
1 July : Canaletto’s Venice Revisited (National Maritime Museum until 25 September) This exhibition at Greenwich displays the complete set of 24 Venetian views painted by Canaletto in the 1730s. These works, on loan from Woburn Abbey, represent the largest single commission he ever received and, painted at the height of his career, they reveal his extraordinary ability to bring Venice to life.
8 July : Edvard Munch (Courtauld Gallery until 4 September) This exhibition brings together 18 paintings that are on loan from Bergen and were originally collected in the early 20th century. They range from early examples of Munch’s ‘realist’ period of the 1880s to the highly expressive works of the 1890s from his Frieze of Life series, which tackled profound themes of human existence.
15 July : Tate Modern Continuing our exploration of the permanent collection of Tate, we will look at some of the iconic works that are on display at Tate Modern, as well as exploring some exciting examples of work by less well-known artists.
“A lovely way to spend a Friday morning.” Helma.
ALSO AVAILABLE …. Recordings
Digital recordings of past virtual talks are available on the following topics (sent via WeTransfer and easy to access):
‘Portraying Pregnancy‘, a look at the exhibition that was on at the Foundling Museum.
‘Aubrey Beardsley‘, focusing on Tate Britain’s exhibition.
‘Antony Gormley‘, a look at the work and career of one of Britain’s most well-known artists.
‘Picasso and Paper‘, looking at the Royal Academy’s exhibition.
‘Dulwich Picture Gallery’ Parts 1 and 2: Exploring the history and some of the highlights of the collection of this little gem in South London.
‘British Surrealism’ exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
‘Angelica Kauffman’ Unfortunately the proposed Angelica Kauffman exhibition at the RA was cancelled due to the current pandemic. In order to give her a small slot in the spotlight, this talk covers general aspects of her life and work.
‘Titian: Love, Desire, Death’ at the National Gallery
‘Andy Warhol’ at Tate Modern
The Queen’s House, Greenwich
The History of Greenwich
Barbizon School of French Landscape Painters
Danish Galleries – An exploration of works in three major Danish collections
Danish Art – Examining some key figures and themes from Danish art
Developments in British Landscape Painting
‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ – The Landscapes of John Constable
JMW Turner, ‘Painter of Light’
‘Sin’ – Based on the National Gallery’s 2020 exhibition
Women Artists in the National Gallery’s Collection
Artemisia Gentileschi – based on the National Gallery’s 2020 exhibition
Representations of Women in Victorian Paintings
Nativity Scenes and Christmas Traditions
Dame Laura Knight
Dame Barbara Hepworth
Spirituality in Art
Fashion in Art (Parts 1 and 2)
Animals in Art
Scottish Art (Parts 1 and 2)
‘Hans Holbein the Younger’
‘Sir Anthony Van Dyck’
Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace
‘Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Zanele Muholi’
Public Art in London
The Making of Rodin
An Overview of British Sculpture
Sir Joshua Reynolds
The Courtauld Gallery, its history, collection and recent refurbishment
Van Gogh’s Self-portraits
Van Gogh, Gauguin and The Yellow House
Gainsborough’s ‘Blue Boy’
Poussin and Dance
Mixing it Up : Painting Now
Life Between Islands – British and Caribbean Art
Hogarth and Europe
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
Whistler’s Woman in White
A Century of the Artist’s Studio
‘Alberto Giacometti and Isabel Rawsthorne, A Conversation’ and Hew Locke’s ‘The Procession’
All these recordings are available now. The charge is £10 per viewer per session. If you are interested please contact us and we can arrange to send you the recording.