Calendar

January 2019

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

September 2019

Tue
24

Princely Patronage In The Italian Renaissance

Introduction and the Court Artist

Thu
26

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Life of the Universal Man

Beginnings, Schooling And Influences

October 2019

Thu
3

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Life of the Universal Man

Masters At Work: Techniques And Mediums

Thu
10

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Life of the Universal Man

Sculpture And The World Of The Antique

Thu
17

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Life of the Universal Man

The Art And The Meaning Of Portraiture

Thu
24

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Life of the Universal Man

Inside The Mind Of Man - Grotesques, Personality & Caricature

Thu
31

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Life of the Universal Man

Obsession With Nature, Anatomical & Experiment

November 2019

Tue
5

Princely Patronage In The Italian Renaissance

A "Restive and Independent City"

Tue
19

Princely Patronage In The Italian Renaissance

Merchants, Monks and Guilds

Wed
20

London: The People Who Shaped A City

Walk: Royal Courts of Justice

Thu
21

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Life of the Universal Man

The Art Of War & Mechanical Engineering

Thu
28

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Life of the Universal Man

His Legacy, School, Influences And Followers

December 2019

Wed
4

London: The People Who Shaped A City

Walk: South Bank of the Thames

January 2020

Tue
14

The History Of Russian Art

Medieval Russian Architecture: The Introduction of Christianity to Russia

Thu
16

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

How Things Began, Four Ages Of Mankind, Apollo And Daphne, The Flood (Book 1)

Tue
21

The History Of Russian Art

Russian Icons: Symbolism and Meaning

Wed
22

London: The People Who Shaped A City

Walk: Borough and Southwark

Thu
23

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Jupiter And Io, Phaethon And The Sun Chariot, The Transformation Of Callisto (Books 1 & 2)

Tue
28

The History Of Russian Art

Russian Icons: Westernisation

Thu
30

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Europa And The Bull, Diana And Actaeon, Semele And The Birth Of Bacchus (Books 2 & 3)

February 2020

Thu
6

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Echo And Narcissus, Pentheus And Bacchus, Pyramus And Thisbe (Books 3 & 4)

Tue
11

The History Of Russian Art

Nineteenth Century Russian Art

Thu
13

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Salmacis And Hermaphroditus, Perseus and Andromeda,The Rape Of Proserpine (Books 4 & 5)

Tue
18

The History Of Russian Art

The "World of Art"

Wed
19

London: The People Who Shaped A City

Walk: Londons Theatreland

Thu
20

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Arethusa, Arachne, Leda And The Swan (Books 5 & 6)

Tue
25

The History Of Russian Art

Russian Avant-Garde Art

Thu
27

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Niobe And Her Daughters Tereus, Procne And Philomela, Jason And Medea (Books 6 & 7)

March 2020

Tue
3

The History Of Russian Art

Constructivism and Utilitarian Art

Wed
4

London: The People Who Shaped A City

Walk: north and south of the Euston Road

Thu
5

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Eos And Cephalus, Scylla And Minos, Daedalus And Icarus, Philemon And Baucis (Books 7 & 8)

Tue
10

The History Of Russian Art

Twentieth Century Russian Architecture: Visions of a Better World

Thu
12

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Hercules, Byblis And Her Brother, Iphis And Ianthe, Orpheus And Eurydice (Books 9 & 10)

Tue
17

The History Of Russian Art

Socialist Realism and Beyond

Wed
18

London: The People Who Shaped A City

Walk: South Kensington and Chelsea

Thu
19

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Ganymede, Pygmalion, Death Of Orpheus,Midas, Peleus And Thetis, Ceyx And Alcyone, Battle Of Lapiths And Centaurs, Pythagoras (Books 10-15)

April 2020

Tue
28

Art, Life & Literature on the Cote d’Azur

St. Tropez & Cassis: Making Waves

Wed
29

The Art Of Venice

The Making of Venice

May 2020

Tue
5

Art, Life & Literature on the Cote d’Azur

Le Cannet: Painting Ones Pleasure

Wed
6

The Art Of Venice

From Byzantine Splendour to Renaissance Grandeur

Tue
12
Wed
13

The Art Of Venice

Colour and Poetry

Wed
20

The Art Of Venice

The Vision of the Scuole

Tue
26

Art, Life & Literature on the Cote d’Azur

Cap DAntibes: Tender Is The Night

Wed
27

The Art Of Venice

From Casa-Fondaco to Palladian Villa

June 2020

Tue
2

Art, Life & Literature on the Cote d’Azur

Biot & Cagnes Sur Mer: In Praise Of Beauty

Wed
3

The Art Of Venice

The Last Glow of Venice

Tue
9

Art, Life & Literature on the Cote d’Azur

Vence & St. Paul De Vence: Small, Pure, Clean-Cut

Wed
10

The World of Print

The Market Place for Prints: People, Places and Processes

Tue
16

Art, Life & Literature on the Cote d’Azur

Nice & Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: A Propos De Nice

Wed
17

The World of Print

Reproductive Prints: The Print as a Work of Art

Tue
23

Art, Life & Literature on the Cote d’Azur

Villefranche Sur Mer: Poetic Visions

Wed
24

The World of Print

Imaginative and Ephemeral Prints: Humour and Satire

Tue
30

Art, Life & Literature on the Cote d’Azur

Monte Carlo & Roquebrune Cap Martin: An Act Of Vandalism

July 2020

Wed
1

The World of Print

Landscape and Print: Artists & Experimentation

Rhythm of a Russian Dance Theo van Doesburg 1918

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