Joined: 22 May 2019
Location: West Dorset
|Posted: 24/05/19, 08:13 Post subject: Art Lectures in June and July
|Summer Programme of Art and Design History Lectures and a study day:
Saturday June 29th, 2pm-3.30pm, lecture about Paul Rego and Jenny Saville, two contemporary figurative artists,
Uplyme Village Hall, free parking, fee £10. These artists have very different styles of painting and subject matter, but they share some common ground and I think they make an interesting pairing. Paula Rego refers to art history, fairy tales, folk tales, magical realism and her biography. There is a museum dedicated to her work in Lisbon, Portugal, her country of origin, a very rare thing for a living artist! Jenny Saville is a consummate painter who has studied the nude in relation to art history, but her take on portraying the female body is unique and thought provoking.
Saturday July 20th, 2pm-3.30pm, lecture about 'The influence of Art upon Thomas Hardy the writer',
Uplyme Village Hall, free parking, fee £10.
Thomas Hardy was interested in art from early age, he was an amateur artist and architect himself; the lecture explores the way in which art influenced his writing, he was friends with artists in London and was inspired by the subject matter of painting when he wrote.
There is a study half day on 'Eric Ravilious, artist and English Romantic Modern', 1.30pm-4.30pm, tea/coffee and cake in the interval is included, to be held in Church House, South Street, Bridport, Saturday July 13th. Fee £25.
Eric Ravilious felt part of the tradition of English landscape painters, using watercolour mostly in his work. His painting reflects the beauty of the English countryside and wider landscape in a unique manner, he loved the ancient landscape in particular, for example the White Horse at Uffingham and the Sussex downs. He was part of a group of artists like Edward Bawden and his wider peer group of friends. The study day will set Ravilious in this context. He also had a successful career as a graphic artist and illustrator and you may be familiar with this work.
****Autumn courses about 'Romanticism' in painting in Bridport , Chapel in the Garden, East Street, Mondays from 23rd September 2pm-3.30pm for six weeks. *******Also at Lyme Regis! 'Romanticism', Lyme Football Club, free parking, 26th September, 2-3.30pm for 6 wks.
Tutor: Pam Simpson MA, is a professional Art and Design historian, who has taught in London art colleges for 30 years. Currently teaching at Bath Spa University. She is an enthusiastic lecturer who loves her subject and conveying her knowledge to others. She has been teaching Art and Design History courses in Bridport in recent years and from September in Lyme Regis.
For information or to book: contact Pam Simpson on: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01300 321715.