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Why do we engage with some, but not all art?
Sensuality, meaning, beauty, old habits and the familiar– boredom & innovation, are all there making fashions pass and reinvent themselves, but there are elements in common through the centuries, which we can recognise and use to help us unravel works that are unfamiliar in style or form.
With examples from his own work and 5,000 years of the arts in Europe Neil will explore the language of our art habits. Lute music will precede the lecture.
Neil Morrison taught creativity and observation for more than 30 years at the Glasgow School of Art. His passion for music led him to make and play the lute professionally. He moved to Eastbourne recently having spent years living in France whilst exploring the art of the Mediterranean.
(Picture is :- Neil Morrison the ELEMENTS : Wind, Fire, Wood & Water 2019, 61 x 90.8 cms : oil paint & ochres on panel with carved plaster)
Registration Starts at 11am – First lecture starts at 11.30am
Until the mid-19th century, art was the preserve of wealthy individuals and institutions and reflected their world. However, as early as 1845, John Pye, an engraver, recorded that works of art were, ‘no longer pent up in galleries open to a few but meet us in our homes and are the household pleasures of millions.’ He is, of course, mainly referring to the reproduction of images. This special interest day will aim to show that by the 20th century art became genuinely popular, confronting the new world made by industry and commerce. Art was used in many fields, including advertising, campaigning, entertainment and design. We will also ask why are works by artists like Lowry and Spencer in prestigious galleries while those of, say, Beryl Cook and Jack Vetriano are not?
Coffee and Registration 11.00am
First Lecture. 11.30am– 1pm
Break for lunch 1pm – 2pm
Second Lecture 2pm – 3.00pm
Special Interest day ends 3.00pm
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Die Fledermaus (literally Flittermouse) translates from the German as The Bat, is a delightful operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee. This is the younger Strauss’s most celebrated and popular operetta so come and join us for an enthralling musical afternoon.
There is lots to enjoy as Die Fledermaus is a light-hearted story of revenge, featuring mistaken identities, flirtations at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and hilarious confusion all set to the most captivating music ever composed.
This version of the opera was filmed at Glyndebourne Opera House. The cast includes Pamela Armstrong, Thomas Allen, Lyubov Petrova, Lyubov Petrova, Ragnar Ulfung, Malena Ernman, Håkan Hagegård and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME OF 2pm