ArtyFacts @ Blackheath

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, all lectures at the Bake House, Blackheath have been suspended for the time being.

However, a new series of live video lecture sessions started in September, on Friday mornings, from 10.00 until 11.30, with a lecture of approximately one hour, followed by Q&A and discussion.  

The new series covers:

11 September – Barbizon 
18 September – Impressionists  
25 September – Gauguin and the Impressionists : Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection 
2 October – Danish Galleries  
9 October – Danish Art 

16 October – Among the Trees – Hayward Gallery 
23 October – Landscape 
30 October – Constable 
6 November – Turner 
13 November – Turner’s Modern World – Tate Britain

These five-week series are arranged around exhibitions and themes.  Firstly, running on Friday mornings from 11 September to 9 October inclusive, is a series based around the exhibition ‘Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection’ As that exhibition contains many works by the Barbizon group of artists and the Impressionists, for the first two weeks we will explore those groups and their aims and achievements.   In the fourth week, continuing the Danish theme of the Ordrupgaard Collection, we will explore works in other major Danish collections, with the final week of this block examining some key figures and themes from Danish art. 

The second block will explore Landscape, the theme of two exhibitions; ‘Among the Trees’ at the Hayward Gallery and ‘Turner and the Modern World’ at Tate Britain.  To complement those exhibitions, we will have a look at developments in British Landscape paintings, followed by an overview of the work of both Constable and Turner and their very different approaches to landscape, before focusing on the Tate exhibition’s focus on Turner, i.e. his response to the Modern World. 

“A lovely way to spend a Friday morning in lockdown.” Helma. Feedback

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

Nothing to Declare: Art Seized at Customs’

William Hogarth

Spirituality in 20th and 21st Century Art