PROGRAMME 2021 Until further notice, all lectures will be delivered on-line and NOT at Barn Hill Church. Details will be sent to all members prior to these lectures. If you require further information please contact us at stamford@theartssociety.org Please keep checking back as the COVID19 restrictions change plans. September 14th 2021 Same Old, Same New Aliki Braine One might think that it is easy to spot the difference between contemporary and historical art, but what about what they have in common. Can old masters help us understand art works such as the infamous 'pile of bricks' or 'unmade bed'? This lecture explores whether the old masters can help us understand modern and contemporary works, and questions whether artists' intentions and strategies have really changed across the centuries. October 12th 2021 The Subtle Art of Fake News Geri Parlby Fake News has been around since the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs and art has always been one of its favourite media. In this talk I will be uncovering the subtle art of spin and propaganda in art from the glories of Ancient Mesopotamia to the Norman Conquest and then onto Elizabethan England and the dark days of Nazi Germany. Every picture tells a story—whether it is true or not is an entirely different matter. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. November 9th (AGM at 10.30am) 2021 Cathedrals: safe places to do risky things Janet Gough This talk provides an overview of the Church of England's magnificent 42 cathedrals, jewels in the crown of England's built heritage, some recognised as World Heritage Sites. Beautifully illustrated by Country Life photographer, Paul Barker, in addition to looking at their history and stories, evolving architecture and treasures, the talk considers the role of cathedrals over the centuries and specifically their role today. December 14th 2021 Christmas with Giles, Grandma and Family Barry Venning For a great many members of The Arts Society, the cartoonist Carl Giles was as much a part of the festive season as the Christmas tree, crackers and the Queen's Speech. So popular were the Giles annuals as Christmas presents that they helped to make him Britain's best loved, most successful and wealthiest cartoonist. The talk looks at Giles's life and work with a particular emphasis on his seasonal cartoons, particularly those featuring Grandma and the Giles family. They include some of his funniest cartoons but, as the art historian William Feaver pointed out, they also demonstrate that he had few equals when it came to representing Britain in Winter.
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PROGRAMME 2020 Until further notice, all lectures will be delivered on-line and NOT at Barn Hill Church. Details will be sent to all members prior to these lectures. If you require further information please contact us at stamford@theartssociety.org September 14th 2021 Same Old, Same New Aliki Braine One might think that it is easy to spot the difference between contemporary and historical art, but what about what they have in common. Can old masters help us understand art works such as the infamous 'pile of bricks' or 'unmade bed'? This lecture explores whether the old masters can help us understand modern and contemporary works, and questions whether artists' intentions and strategies have really changed across the centuries. October 12th 2021 The Subtle Art of Fake News Geri Parlby Fake News has been around since the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs and art has always been one of its favourite media. In this talk I will be uncovering the subtle art of spin and propaganda in art from the glories of Ancient Mesopotamia to the Norman Conquest and then onto Elizabethan England and the dark days of Nazi Germany. Every picture tells a story—whether it is true or not is an entirely different matter. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. November 9th (AGM at 10.30am) 2021 Cathedrals: safe places to do risky things Janet Gough This talk provides an overview of the Church of England's magnificent 42 cathedrals, jewels in the crown of England's built heritage, some recognised as World Heritage Sites. Beautifully illustrated by Country Life photographer, Paul Barker, in addition to looking at their history and stories, evolving architecture and treasures, the talk considers the role of cathedrals over the centuries and specifically their role today. December 14th 2021 Christmas with Giles, Grandma and Family Barry Venning For a great many members of The Arts Society, the cartoonist Carl Giles was as much a part of the festive season as the Christmas tree, crackers and the Queen's Speech. So popular were the Giles annuals as Christmas presents that they helped to make him Britain's best loved, most successful and wealthiest cartoonist. The talk looks at Giles's life and work with a particular emphasis on his seasonal cartoons, particularly those featuring Grandma and the Giles family. They include some of his funniest cartoons but, as the art historian William Feaver pointed out, they also demonstrate that he had few equals when it came to representing Britain in Winter.
Web site and mobile phone pages designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome Handshake Computer Training