Calendar

November 2018

Tue
20

A History of German Art

Caspar David Friedrich (1774 - 1840)

Tue
27

A History of German Art

Adolph Menzel (1815 - 1905)

Thu
29

Japanese Art & Modern Culture: Japan’s Influences on Western Art

Visit to the Toshiba Gallery at the V&A Museum

January 2019

Tue
8

Homes and Gardens

Introduction and the Middle Ages

Wed
9

20th Century London: A City in Flux

Building a Better Tomorrow: The Festival Style

Thu
10

The Decorative Arts of Europe 1500-2000

Introduction to the Decorative Arts

Tue
15

Homes and Gardens

Exile and Splendour

Wed
16

20th Century London: A City in Flux

Walk: The South Bank around The Festival Hall

Thu
17

The Decorative Arts of Europe 1500-2000

The Decorative Arts in the Renaissance

Tue
22

Homes and Gardens

Fixtures and Fittings

Thu
24

The Decorative Arts of Europe 1500-2000

Furniture in the Baroque Age

Tue
29

Homes and Gardens

Dynasties in Transition

Wed
30

20th Century London: A City in Flux

Walk: The western edge of The City and the Barbican

Thu
31

The Decorative Arts of Europe 1500-2000

The Art and Craft of the Silversmith

February 2019

Tue
5

Homes and Gardens

Privacy and Palladianism

Thu
7

The Decorative Arts of Europe 1500-2000

Pleasure and Sensation in 18th Century France

Tue
12

Homes and Gardens

A Consumer Culture

Thu
14

The Decorative Arts of Europe 1500-2000

The Industrial Revolution & the Decorative Arts

Tue
19

Homes and Gardens

Antique or Exotic?

Thu
21

The Decorative Arts of Europe 1500-2000

Design Reform in the 19th Century

Tue
26

Homes and Gardens

The Victorians

Thu
28

The Decorative Arts of Europe 1500-2000

Modernist Design: the Bauhaus and Beyond

March 2019

Tue
5

Homes and Gardens

“You Just Can’t Get The Staff……”

Tue
12

Homes and Gardens

Stately homes, Suburbs and Skyscapers

April 2019

Tue
30

Art & Critical Analysis

Father of the Renaissance

May 2019

Wed
1

The Aeneid

Venus as Travel Guide (Virgil, Aeneid Book i)

Thu
2

A History of Art in Ten Colours

Gold: Anna Akhmatova

Tue
7

Art & Critical Analysis

Gender, the Body and the Nude

Wed
8

The Aeneid

The Trojan Horse, and What Happened Next (ii)

Thu
9

A History of Art in Ten Colours

Blue: Cennino Cennini

Wed
15

The Aeneid

Out of the Burning Fiery Furnace of the City of his Birth (ii)

Thu
16
Tue
21

Art & Critical Analysis

The Trouble With Venetian Painting

Wed
22

The Aeneid

The Escape: A Tale of Accidents, Monsters, Landfalls (iii; iv)

Wed
29

The Aeneid

The Work-life Balance Tips towards Destiny and Departure (iv)

Thu
30

A History of Art in Ten Colours

Yellow: Richard le Gallienne

June 2019

Tue
4

Art & Critical Analysis

Giorgio Vasari and ‘The Divine Michelangelo’

Wed
5

The Aeneid

As the Fleet Sails, so Dido’s Pyre is set alight (iv; v)

Tue
11

Art & Critical Analysis

The Rise and Fall in Critical Favour of Caravaggio and Bernini

Wed
12

The Aeneid

Aeneas and the Sibyl: Destination Underworld (v; vi)

Tue
18

Art & Critical Analysis

Fame, Bankruptcy and Critical Revival

Wed
19

The Aeneid

Even More Momentous Ghosts Now Cross his Path (vi)

Thu
20

A History of Art in Ten Colours

Orange: Vincent Van Gogh

Tue
25

Art & Critical Analysis

Hogarth and the Art of the Conversation Piece and Social Commentary

Wed
26

The Aeneid

The Landing in Italy, a Latin War, and a Shield from Vulcan (vii, viii, ix)

July 2019

Tue
2

Art & Critical Analysis

A Catalyst for Change in Art Appreciation

Wed
3

The Aeneid

Aeneas Breaks a Siege and Faces Single Combat (x, xi, xii; the aeneid’s legacy)

Thu
4

A History of Art in Ten Colours

Brown: Georgia O’Keeffe

Rhythm of a Russian Dance Theo van Doesburg 1918

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