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Lectures are held at Winston Churchill Theatre, Pinn Way, Ruislip HA4 7QL. Special Interest Days are held at Uxbridge Golf Club, The Drive, Uxbridge UB10 8AQ. Non-
Thursday 20 February
SPELLBINDING BEAUTY FROM THE HOUSE OF DIOR Speaker Ann Hayworth
On 12 February 1947, Christian Dior emerged from the long shadows cast by WWII to present his inaugural collection of haute couture. It was immediately acclaimed as 'The New Look' and caused a sensation.
It epitomised a longed-
After Dior's death in 1957, a young Yves Saint Laurent became Head Designer at La Maison Dior, followed by Marc Bohan.
Wednesday 11 March
THE EMPEROR QIANLONG (1735 – 1796) 'ULTIMATE RENAISSANCE RULER AND FINE ART COLLECTOR.' Speaker David Rosier.
The Emperor Qianlong was arguably the greatest of all Qing emperors as he guided China through a period of political, economic and cultural prosperity.
Qianlong was a noted scholar who wrote over 43.000 poems and, as a collector of fine art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of thousands of works of art including paintings, porcelain, jade, textiles, enamelling, ivory carvings and snuff boxes.
Thursday 2 April
A MORNING LECTURE FOLLOWED
BY A BUFFET LUNCH Speaker -
O for the wings of a dove -
the Life of a Cathedral Chorister.
10.30 for 11.00. Finish 15.30 At Uxbridge Golf Club
More information to follow
Wednesday 13 May
Speaker Chantal Brotherton – Ratcliffe
Peter Breughel, father of two sons, Peter and Jan, grandfather of further Peters and Jans, was the founder of a dynasty of painters in 16th and 17th century Antwerp. The Peters present us with an often hilarious view of peasant life and lay out some of the absurdities of human behaviour, whilst Jan and his sons made a specialisation of examining the natural world in astounding detail.
Wednesday 10 June
ART DECO PAINTING – BRITAIN, EUROPE and BEYOND Speaker Dr Scott Andersen
Wednesday 8 July
SOVIET ART: REVOLUTION
& PROPAGANDA Speaker Jane Angelini
The start of the 20th century Russia was an exciting time for artists, abuzz with new ideas and a sense of freedom. There was a dynamism which broke free from the old confines, grasping the possibilities of technology, female empowerment and modernity.
However this optimism was challenged after the revolution and progressive young artists began to propagandise revolutionary virtues. The communist ideal was that art must serve the needs of the party and state for the good of all.
LECTURE PROGRAMME 2020
Study Day 20 Feb Details, see above
20 February, 10 am to 3.15 pm.
3 lectures, coffee break 11.00 am.
Cost £28 including coffee & lunch.
Payable to the Arts Society England.
Pay Mrs P Cook, 35 Woodhurst Drive,
Denham, Middlesex UB9 5LL.
Tel 01895 855725