Events

Apr
12
Fri
Cy Twombly: Painter, Sculptor & Photographer by John Perrin
Apr 12 @ 2:30 pm

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Cy Twombly was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century – his canvases were often inspired by ancient myths or classical European literature and include painting drawing, writing, poetry and images. In the 1950’s at the time when abstract painting dominated the New York art scene he left America to live in Rome.

 

Cy Twombly’s deeply sophisticated work is an expression of the language of memory and desire. His paintings are delicate, unrestrained and spontaneous; his work is created by an ‘Encounter’ with the canvas.

John Perrin will explore his work through high quality digital slides of his major paintings including his early work, several series of paintings including ‘Quattro Stagioni’ (four seasons) and some of his key sculptures.

John Perrin MA is a very experienced lecturer who runs regular WEA courses throughout Sussex on the Appreciation of Modern Art.

If you wish to purchase tickets for Eastbourne Arts Circle events please Click Here  to download a copy of our ticket order form, for you to complete and purchase tickets by post. Payment can be made by cheque, and now by card as well. Tickets can also be purchased for cash or credit card, in person, at the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.  PLEASE NOTE, the discount available to Eastbourne Arts Circle members is only available by mail order, or at the door (if tickets remain available). The members ticket discount is not available for tickets purchased  at the Tourist Information Centre.

May
10
Fri
Fashion, Art & Darkness – Alexander McQueen by Dr Alexandra Loske
May 10 @ 2:30 pm

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Is fashion art? Can fashion designers be artists? Should they be? How do fashion, pop culture, pop music and other art forms overlap and rely on each other? Art Historian and curator Alexandra Loske will discuss some of these questions by using the fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen (1969-2010), who would have turned 50 this year, as a case study. She will explore his craftsmanship and roots in traditional Savile Row tailoring, what inspired him, and how he used imagery and symbolism to create his collections. A particular focus will be the staging and high theatricality of his fashion shows, which were intended to fascinate, enthral and shock the audience in equal measures.

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

If you wish to purchase tickets for Eastbourne Arts Circle events please Click Here  to download a copy of our ticket order form, for you to complete and purchase tickets by post. Payment can be made by cheque, and now by card as well. Tickets can also be purchased for cash or credit/debit  card, in person, at the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.  PLEASE NOTE, the discount available to Eastbourne Arts Circle members is only available by mail order, or at the door (if tickets remain available). The members ticket discount is not available for tickets purchased  at the Tourist Information Centre.

Jun
14
Fri
Picasso through the Eyes of Lee Miller by Anthony Penrose
Jun 14 @ 2:30 pm

Picasso, Villa La Californie, France, 1957, P1001, CR copy

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The relationship between Lee Miller and Picasso began during the enchanted summer holiday they shared in the Côte d’Azur in 1937 and lasted until Picasso’s death in 1973. Picasso painted 6 portraits of Lee Miller and she photographed him more than 1,000 times. She was a frequent visitor to his home in post war years, accompanying Roland Penrose on his many research trips whilst he was writing his biography of the artist Picasso, His Life and Work. The story is told mainly using Lee Miller’s own photographs and contains a brief biography of her and Roland Penrose.

Please note: contains some war time images which may be disturbing.

‘Fabulous – the best NADFAS lecture from any society over a 30-year membership’; ‘this one lecture was more than worth the whole year’s subscription’. The fact that you were speaking from the heart came across and members were really quite moved by the tribute to your Mother and fascinated by your insights into Picasso and his work.’  Janice Brooke, Programme Secretary, Lunesdale DFAS

Antony Penrose, Lee and Roland’s sonis co-director of Farley House and Gallery and is an accredited speaker for the Arts Society.

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