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THE ARTS SOCIETY WOLVERHAMPTON

Lectures 2020

All lectures are held at 1.45pm prompt at Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton.

MONDAY, 13TH JANUARY 2020
PALLADIO AND ENGLISH PALLADIANISM
The lecture shows the influence of Lord Arundel and Lord Burlington on English Palladianism. Outlining their travels, the lecture shows the effect that both had on English Palladianism.

Lecturer Anthony Hopkins
Previously Assistant Director of the British School in Rome and Associate Professor at the University of L’Aquila. PhD on Venetian architecture and a Fellow of Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti in Florence. Has published extensively including Baldassare Langheno and the Venetian Baroque (2012).

MONDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2020
WHISTLER
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was an American who painted during the American Gilded Age although based in Great Britain. His delicate art parallels music being often titled arrangements, harmonies and nocturnes. Our talk explores his art and life.

Lecturer Lydia Bauman
Lydia Bauman was born in Poland and has studied at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Courtauld Institute. She has lectured at the National Gallery and MFA Boston.

MONDAY, 9TH MARCH 2020
WILLIAM POWELL FRITH: A PRIVATE LIFE OF A VICTORIAN PAINTER
This lecture concerns the Victorian artist William Powell Frith whose vast panoramic painting created a sensation in Victorian Britain. In addition to his traditional artistic life his personal life was complex and involved the maintenance of two families. His “A Private View at the Royal Academy” is examined in detail.

Lecturer: Anne Haworth (Anne is a lecturer at the V&A, guide for private tours of the State Rooms and The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace and catalogued collection of Chinese porcelain at Kensington Palace. She became a senior ceramics specialist at Christie's and Bonhams)

MONDAY, 6TH APRIL 2020
TO BE CONFIRMED

CONTRASTS OF COLOUR AND FORM: ART DECO JEWELLRY
Art deco jewellery emerged in the 1925 as a result of the exhibits at the World’s Fair held in Paris. Such jewellery exhibited featured bold design, clear lines and vibrant colours with geometric shapes, influenced by the styles of early twentieth century painting. Extremely popular, the jewellery was the ultimate accessory for the chic women of the twenties and thirties.

Lecturer Susan Rumfitt
Susan Rumfitt is an independent jewellery expert and lecturer. She studied for a post-graduate degree at the University of Glasgow and became the auction house, Phillips, international jewellery expert. She is a specialist on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

THE AGM WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 11th MAY 2020
Starting at 1.30pm prompt.

MONDAY, 11TH MAY 2020
BUILDING BABYLON IN EDEN: ART TREASURES IN NEW YORK
This lecture features the fine art that can be found in New York in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, MOMA and the Guggenheim. Architecture is also important with the Brooklyn Bridge, skyscrapers and Rockefeller Plaza. The four corners of Manhattan Island are featured to see what you can buy if you are have an unlimited supply of dollars and a fine taste in fine art and architecture.

Lecturer Adrian Sumner
Adrian Sumner has lectured at universities and higher education institutions since 1973 and was Arts Development Officer for Cheshire West and Chester Council since 2009. A professional painter and illustrator from 1973, he has undertaken tours and study weekends. He has organised exhibitions for Chester City Council.

MONDAY, 8TH JUNE 2020
SURREALISM IN BRITAIN
Surrealism is one of the most famous of modern art movements. David Haycock considers surrealism, what it was and where it came from and how it influenced twentieth century British art. Artists such as William Blake, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and Paul Nash are featured as are the writers Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Lewis Carroll.

Lecturer David Haycock
David Haycock has an MA in the History of Art and a PhD in British History. He has written on early twentieth century British artists such as Paul Nash and Augustus John. He was a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and Curator of Maritime and Imperial History at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

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