Events

Feb
9
Fri
Claude Monet by Alexandra Loske
Feb 9 @ 2:30 pm

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Claude Monet (1840-1926) is often considered the figurehead of Impressionism. In this talk, Dr Alexandra Loske will put the French painter into a greater art historical context, discuss how he used colour and light to create his masterpieces, and how he pushed the boundaries of the genre of landscape painting. The talk coincides with two major London exhibitions of Monet’s work and Impressionism in 2017/18, at the National Gallery and Tate Britain.

Dr Alexandra Loske is a German-born published art historian and curator at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.  She specialises in late 18th and early 19th century European art and architecture.

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Mar
9
Fri
Auguste Rodin by Peter Scott
Mar 9 @ 2:30 pm

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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), one of the greatest 19th century sculptors, is known for the vigour and expressiveness of his treatment of the human form.   At the beginning of his career this led to his being accused of casting some works from life.   However, one of his concerns was always with the expression of ideas, often at the expense of form, so that many of his works appear incomplete or fragmentary as a result.  In this lecture, Peter Scott will illustrate that aspect of his sculpture, but also look at Rodin’s lesser-known works on paper, which have so many echoes in the work of later artists, for example Matisse, Henry Moore and Georgia O’Keeffe.  As Rodin said: ‘It’s very simple. My drawings are the key to my work.’

Peter Scott is an experienced lecturer and guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Dulwich Picture Gallery.

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Mar
25
Sun
Puccini’s Madame Butterfly – The Film: Introduced by Elizabeth Muir-Lewis
Mar 25 @ 2:30 pm

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Puccini’s opera ‘Madame Butterfly’ is a great favourite with opera lovers based on a true story, set in Japan, evoking a world of ancient Japanese culture and traditions.  The story of a young Geisha girl, seduced and betrayed by an American sailor, abandoned with a child and culminating in her tragic end, is a work that pulls at the heart strings.  The dramatic and heart-breaking story is emphasised by the soaring melodies of Puccini’s music.

The first critics did not give the opera their approval, in fact it was a long time before the critical world decided that here was a wonderful composer who took real stories and brought them to life. Of all composers, Puccini poured out melody and passion into his work, providing his singers with the most sublime music to sing.

This will be our first film Puccini’s opera ‘Madame Butterfly’showing in our wonderful new auditorium so we anticipate that it will be a very special event.  A chance to experience a fine opera performance with world class singers.

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Apr
13
Fri
The Shakers by Richard Cupidi
Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm

 

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They called themselves ‘The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing’, but because of their ecstatic dancing, the world called them the Shakers.  For over 200 years these Shakers created American communities based on the principle of ‘hands to work & hearts to God’.  For this lecture Richard Cupidi will focus on the Shakers’ dedication to simplicity and perfection expressed in everything they made from the smallest sewing box to the cathedral-like glory of the Round Barn.

Richard Cupidi is an experienced American-born art historian and adult education tutor based in Brighton.

 

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