April 13, 2020

                                   

John Singer Sargent was born in Florence of American parents. In 1884 he shocked French society when he exhibited his provocative portrait of Ma...

April 12, 2020

                                 

Primarily an exploration of the music chosen by ballet choreographers through the years, proving that the right piece with the right moves and design can create...

April 11, 2020

 The annual general meeting will be held on Monday 19 October...

April 11, 2020

In the 1880s and 1890s Europe and America saw the rise of artistic colonies, such as the Newlyn School, practising a form of painting known as “naturalism”. Another such colony, the Glasgow boys, seized the mantle of Bastien-Lepage and their paintings became the toast...

April 10, 2020

                     

Born in the years between the Wars, Romantic Modernism continues to inspire 21st century designers and painters like Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton. This lecture offers a vibrant alternative vision of...

April 9, 2020

The lecture follows Shanghai's history through its art and architecture, a potent hybrid of East and West. Once known as The Paris of the East, Shanghai developed as a Treaty Port after the 19th century Opium Wars, when imposing banks, offices or grand houses in the cl...

April 8, 2020

                                                              

The story of one of the greatest creative collaborat...

April 6, 2020

When, in a speech on 30 May 1984, the Prince of Wales described a proposed extension to the National Gallery as ‘a monstrous carbuncle’ he ignited a national debate about modern architecture. That debate is still raging. The Prince is now a little more guarded in his r...

April 5, 2020

In 1888 Gertrude Jekyll wrote a short but seminal article in The Garden in which she urged the readers to “remember that in a garden we are painting a picture”. As an accomplished watercolour artist, Miss Jekyll was familiar with the principles of using colours, but sh...

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