ArtyFacts @ Blackheath

“I did so enjoy your lecture on Friday.” Michael

The following dates and topics are now confirmed:

10 January – Art and the Environment (Royal Academy ‘Eco-Visionaries’ until 23 February 2020)
We will explore the next step after traditional Landscape painting, when artists started to interact with the natural environment, for example, in the form of Land Art, as well as bringing the natural world back into the gallery.  This will culminate in a look at some of the works in the Royal Academy’s ‘Eco-Visionaries’ exhibition, in which various artists take a timely look at the impact of modern life on the planet.

17 January – George IV: Art and Spectacle (Queen’s Gallery until 3 May 2020)
George IV formed an unrivalled collection of art, much of which remains in the Royal Collection. Bringing together Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, magnificent portraits by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Sir Joshua Reynolds and many other works by some of the finest artists of the day, we will explore the Queen’s Gallery exhibition, which presents George IV’s life through the art that enriched his world.

24 January – ‘Young Bomberg and the Old Masters’ (National Gallery until 1 March 2020)
This exhibition displays some of David Bomberg’s earliest paintings, alongside the works that inspired him, revealing how his rebellious, youthful works drew from paintings he admired in the National Gallery.  As well as looking back at those inspirational Old Masters, from Botticelli to Michelangelo, we will also look at some key figures in the new generation of British artists studying alongside Bomberg at the Slade School of Art just before the First World War, including Stanley Spencer, Dora Carrington, Edward Wadsworth and CRW Nevinson.

All lectures are given by Rosalind Whyte, lecturer for The Arts Society, Guide and Lecturer at Tate and the Royal Academy and will take place in the Bakehouse Theatre, at the Age Exchange Blackheath (directly opposite Blackheath Railway Station).  Access to the Bakehouse Theatre in the evening is via Bennett Park. £15 per session when pre-booked, £16 drop-in.

These dates and topics are now confirmed.  Please contact us to book your place.