E-News Bulletin February 2021
NEW EVENTS: BOOKING NOW OPEN
March Lecture: David Bomberg’s lost legacy: a master painter and his students, led by Kate Aspinall on Monday 1 March at 2pm
New study event: The Art of Travel in the Middle Ages, a two-day study event led by Jessica Barker on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 March, 2-4pm
There are still places on the following online courses:
Lucca and the Art of Luxury, a five-week course led by Geoffrey Nuttall from 9 February-9 March, 11am-1pm
Representing the City: Victorian London, a five-week course led by Jo Rhymer starting in the summer term from 15 April-13 May, 2-4pm
Please check our website for further information on events and booking. Bookings close 48 hours before events.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
Summer Series – Annunciation to Last Judgement: Themes and Variations in Christian Art, led by Clare Ford-Wille. A series of six separate days scheduled for last summer will now be delivered between June and September 2021. Booking will open at the end of April as we are waiting to see if the series can be run live at the Friends’ House. If this is not possible the series will be delivered online via Zoom. We are holding bookings from last year for Days 1 and 2 for a number of members and we will contact them in April once a decision on how the series will be delivered has been made to invite them to confirm bookings or claim a refund. In the meantime you might like to make a note of the event dates which are as follows:
29 June – Introduction and the Annunciation
21 July – The Nativity and Adoration
9 August – The Life and Ministry of Christ
24 August – The Last Supper
6 September – The Crucifixion
24 September – The Last Judgement
Open-enrolment Short Courses in the History of Art
The History of Art Department is offering an online programme of one-term short courses and study events open to all during the 2021 summer term. The programme covers many periods and aspects of art. Full details are available in the department’s brochure.
OTHER ONLINE EVENTS IN FEBRUARY
THE COURTAULD RESEARCH FORUM
3 February 2021, 5-6pm
Morbid Curiosity? Painting the Tribunale della Vicaria in Seicento Naples
The painting by an anonymous Neapolitan artist offers a window onto the nature of violent acts performed in the name of civic and religious justice in the seventeenth century. This lecture will explore this period in Naples and sharpen our perspective on daily life in the seicento city.
4 February 2021, 8-9pm
Open Courtauld Hour: Radical Printmaking
This lecture is part of a monthly series of ‘all things art history’. The Courtauld houses one of the most significant collections of works on paper in Britain. This talk will explore the Impressionists in the late 1900s, refocusing attention on their position as agitators and anarchists against the established art system.
GRESHAM COLLEGE, 16 February 2021, 1-2pm
Giotto and the early Italian Renaissance
Dr Valerie Shrimplin will consider the influence of stylistic cross-currents from different parts of Europe on Italian artists of the early Renaissance.
MURRAY SEMINARS ON MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ART, 23 February 2021, 4.50-6.30pm
Capturing Expertise: Romanesque sculpture between Spain and France
Rose Walker explores the concept of artistic expertise as a commodity in northern Iberia and southern France.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
Art historian Tim Marlow takes a fresh look at great artists from Giotto to Gormley. Over thirty films are available to download or stream.
Picasso and Paper
A virtual tour of the 2020 exhibition exploring the artist’s life-long experimentation with paper.
The Raphael Cartoons
Explore Raphael’s seven monumental coloured drawings for tapestries designed to hang in the Sistine Chapel. High-definition photographic techniques enable the discovery of previously hidden details, providing a fascinating insight into Raphael’s design process.
Whilst museums and galleries in London have again had to close their doors, many institutions worldwide are offering online events and tours of their collections. You might like to take the opportunity to explore websites of museums that you would not normally be able to easily visit.