Henri-Edmond Cross, L'air du soir, c.1893, Musée d'Orsay (detail)

What’s on: future seminars series, summer series and schools

Seminars, series and schools are relatively new additions to our programme. In seminars we aim to provide a small group of around twenty members an opportunity to explore a particular aspect of art and architecture in close detail, and to discuss the topic as the seminar unfolds under the direction of an expert in the field. The length of the series will vary depending on the subject, but will usually involve sessions of a couple of hours a week for several weeks.

Schools provide a similar opportunity for the deeper examination of a subject but with larger numbers attending and with less participation.

Summer series is a new event consisting of a series of linked but separate study days on a specific topic taking place over the summer period. Each day can be booked individually.

Fees vary according to the length of these events and they are all for members only.

Members only

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Early Italian Art 1250–1400: Siena: the City of the Virgin

  • Tue 23 July 2019
    11am-4.30pm
  • Sarah Fell Room, Friends House
  • Lecturer: John Renner

The fourth day in the series concentrates on Siena where images of the Virgin were central to civic, communal and personal religious devotion in the thirteenth century. The achievements of Sienese artists including Duccio and the Lorenzetti brothers will be examined in terms of radical innovations in the depiction of narrative, light and space.

Members only

Places available

Early Italian Art 1250–1400: Florence, Giotto and the roots of the Renaissance

  • Wed 7 August 2019
    11am-4.30pm
  • Sarah Fell Room, Friends House
  • Lecturer: John Renner

By the turn of the fourteenth century the fame of Cimabue was decisively eclipsed by that of Giotto who is forever associated with a revolutionary new style of painting that would change the course of Italian art. Much of the day will be devoted to Giotto, including an examination of his surviving masterpiece, the Arena Chapel in Padua.

Members only

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Early Italian Art 1250–1400: Little-Known Fresco Cycles in Depth from Pomposa to Trento

  • Fri 6 September 2019
    11am-4.30pm
  • Sarah Fell Room, Friends House
  • Lecturer: Clare Ford-Wille

This series will conclude by exploring little-known fresco cycles of the fourteenth century including Pomposa, Padua, Urbino, La Manta and Trento. Whereas Giotto has been extensively studied artists such as Giusto da Menabuoi and Altichiero are less well-known. The work of the Salimbeni Brothers in a small confraternity chapel in Urbino will be considered along with painters of rare secular scenes in La Manta and Trento in Northern Italy.

Seminar Series and Schools Organiser

Sue Anstruther

 

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Terms & Conditions

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