What’s on: future online study events

Online study events are designed to explore specific subjects in depth, under the leadership of one or more expert lecturers. The topics range widely across different periods, cultures and aspects of art and architecture.

Online study events will normally be delivered over three weekly one-hour sessions via Zoom. You will need to be familiar with this app in order to participate – we do not have the capacity to provide any back-up or advice on the use of Zoom. We recommend that you log on to Zoom 15 minutes before the start time of the event even if you are familiar with the app since the process can take some time if a lot of participants are logging on at the same time.

If you reserve a place you will receive an invitation in advance containing details which you will need to join the event.

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Now in progress

From Renaissance to Baroque – The Rise and Struggle of Women in the World of Art

  • Mon 29 June - Mon 13 July 2020
    11am-12pm
  • Lecturer: Leslie Primo

This event will now be presented online and will consist of one-hour lectures over three weeks. It will aim to revive the history of just three of the many significant female artists who were commercially successful in a male-dominated world during the Renaissance and Baroque period: Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Artemisia Gentileschi.  The lives of these artists will be explored in detail looking at their works and critical reception of the works, the society and context in which they worked and the demand for their works which drove their careers.

Please note that this event will be delivered via Zoom and you will need to be familiar with this app in order to participate – we do not have the capacity to provide any back-up or advice on the use of Zoom.

We recommend that you log on to Zoom 15 minutes before the start time of the event even if you are familiar with the app since the process can take some time if a lot of participants are logging on at the same time.

Members only

Places available

The Ghent Altarpiece: exploring the van Eycks’ masterpiece

  • Thu 16 - Thu 30 July 2020
    11am-12pm
  • Lecturer: Dr Paula Nuttall

This study event will look at the altarpiece created by Jan and Hubert van Eyck in depth, placing it within the wider scope of their output, unpacking its imagery and meaning, interrogating the problem of its authorship and original appearance, recounting its later history, and exploring some of the discoveries to have emerged during its current restoration.

Please note that this event will now be delivered as three weekly one-hour sessions via Zoom and you will need to be familiar with this app in order to participate – we do not have the capacity to provide any back-up or advice on the use of Zoom.

Members only

Places available

One Landscape,Two Artists: Deconstructing the World Around Us

  • Mon 10 - Mon 24 August 2020
    11am-12pm
  • Lecturer: Dr Carlo Corsato

Although not classified as an independent subject matter and genre until the seventeenth century, landscape was the subject of constant investigation in Western art from at least the fourteenth century. These three sessions will investigate different approaches to landscape painting and how they were adopted by different artists at different periods.

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If you require any further information you may call and leave a short message at tel: 0843 289 4663. Please state the event you enquiring about. (Calls cost 7p per minute plus any network access charge your phone company may levy)

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Applying for Courses and Study Events as a member of the Society;  cancelling an application (including cancellation fees, and circumstances under which we will give a full or partial refund); what happens if the Society cancels a Course or Study Event. Read more on this site, or download a PDF of our Terms and Conditions