PROGRAMME Membership year 2020/21The Summer ‘Virtual’ Lecture ProgrammeUntil further notice, meetings will be held online by Zoom at 10.50am for 11am start and the necessary connection details will be e-mailed to members 24-48 hours before each talk. When actual meetings recommence they will be held as usual in Barnwell Village Hall. Waiting list members and guests will be welcome to attend meetings for a £10 fee, provided they give prior notification to the Membership Secretary on 01572 747091 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday 15th January 2021 10.50am for 11amGreat Tarts in Art: High Culture and the Oldest ProfessionLinda SmithA mixture of art-historical analysis and scandalous anecdote, this lecturetakes a generally light-hearted look at changing attitudes to sexual moralitydown the ages, examining the portraits and careers of some of history’smost notorious mistresses and courtesans. It charts the complex attitudestowards these figures, and the changing ways they have been represented.Friday 19th February 2021 10.50am for 11amFrida Kahlo: A Life in ArtFiona RoseMexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was queen of the selfies long before Kim Kardashian. Recognised as one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century, she is known for her originality, bold use of colour, passion and courage, and as someone who created life and beauty in the face of great personal suffering and adversity. We look at her tumultuous life and extraordinary unflinching works.One of many portraits of Frida Kahlo inside the "Casa Azul", SantinoDeMarquishi CC BY-SA 4.0Friday 19th March 2021 10.50am for 11amArt and Religion in Post-War BritainMonica Bohm-DuchenIn the immediate post-war period the Church in Britain was keen to enlist contemporary artists to work in sacred spaces. Walter Hussey, Vicarof St Matthew’s Northampton, commissioned work by Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland; other major post-war projects included worksfor Coventry and Llandudno Cathedrals. We also look at more recent Cathedral commissions by artists including Bill Viola and Tracy Emin aswell as other work with religious overtones produced for secular venues.This work, in pink neon, reads 'I felt you and I knew you loved me'. It is situated above the west doors of Liverpool Cathedral by Tracy EminFriday 16th April 2021 10.50am for 11amThe Prince and the Prophet: Tradition and Modernity in ArchitectureColin DaviesCriticism of modern architecture has come from public individuals includingthe Prince of Wales as well as philosopher Roger Scruton. This lecture willhelp us form our own reasoned opinions. We look at basic architecturalconcepts such as Classicism, Functionalism and Urbanism and discover thatmodernity and tradition are not just simple opposites: modernity has alwaysdepended on tradition; tradition has often contained a progressive spirit.Friday 21st May 2021 10.50am for 11amA Taste of DutchBrian HealeyDiscover the coded messages that hide behind the wondrous banquetpaintings of 16th century Holland. What looks like the leftovers from a wellto-do Dutch breakfast is on closer examination a statement about the perilsof luxury and the precariousness and transience of life. None of which stopsus from marvelling at the incredible level of detail and exquisite mastery oftechnique and structure that inspired Matisse and Dalí to produce their own20th century versions.Friday 18th June 2021 10.50am for 11amRed, White and Blue – a Story of Three Colours in ArtAlexandra EppsA wide-ranging look at the symbolism, significance and spirituality of colourthroughout the history of art. Experience the power of the red of the Tudors,the utopian white of Abstraction, and the secret formula of New Realismartist Yves Klein.
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