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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-members are welcome to come to Lectures for just £7 - free if you join on the day. For Special Interest Days non-members not attending a Lecture should telephone Sylvia Jones (01895 677041) or Pam Cook (01895 833725) for details.


STUDY DAY

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-for femininity with elegant shoulders, full skirts and narrow waists. Christian Dior’s exquisite designs would go on to define a decade.

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.

STUDY DAY

Thursday 2 April    

A MORNING LECTURE FOLLOWED

BY A BUFFET LUNCH  Speaker - Roger Askew

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

THE BREUGHELS

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

The inter-war period of the 1920s and '30s saw a revolution in the decorative arts and architecture, now known as the Art Deco Style. This lecture focuses on the exciting styles of representational art, the revival of classical themes, portraiture and insights into everyday life and architecture through well known artists such as Tamara de Lempicka, Ernest Proctor, Jean Dupas and lesser known painters Vivian Stringfield and Ruth Miller.

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