Events

Mar
15
Fri
Ten Masterpieces of the Early Renaissance by Dr Jeannie Labno
Mar 15 @ 2:30 pm

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE LECTURE IS NOW SOLD OUT

AND EASTBOURNE ARTS CIRCLE IS KEEPING A WAITING LIST

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PAID UP MEMBERS OF THE EASSTBOURNE ARTS CIRCLE CAN ATTEND THE AGM

 

THIS EVENT WILL BE PRECEDED BY THE 2024 AGM. The AGM WILL START AT 2.00PM

We are delighted to welcome Renaissance expert Dr Jeannie Labno who will deliver two lectures starting with Ten Masterpieces of the early Renaissance and followed later in the year with Ten Masterpieces of the Late Renaissance. Together, these two lectures will cover almost 300 years, during which time some of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art were created by some of the greatest artist of all time.

Through trial and error, the early masters rediscovered the technique of perspective and through experimentation with pigments achieved results that revolutionised art in the Early Renaissance. The exploration of the Early Renaissance will begin with Giotto and end with Ghirlandaio. Using Jeannie’s personal selection of ten paintings the focus will be on the particular techniques that these masters used to create innovative effects. An analysis of these paintings will demonstrate how and why we react to them as we do. Viewers are being manipulated – both visually and emotionally – by the skills of the artists.

Dr Jeannie Labno is an independent art historian specialising in the art and culture of the Italian Renaissance with particular interest on its impact in Central and Eastern Europe. A subject on which she has published widely. As well as art history, Jeannie taught for many years on the art and architecture of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt.

PLEASE NOTE: THE LECTURE IS NOW SOLD OUT

AND EASTBOURNE ARTS CIRCLE IS KEEPING A WAITING LIST

Please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906 (best after 5pm) if you want to add your name to the waiting list.

Apr
12
Fri
John Constable – Clouds in the Sky by Alexandra Loske
Apr 12 @ 2:30 pm

 

Clouds in the Sky

In many of John Constable’s paintings, including many of the ones created in and of Sussex, the sky takes up much of the composition, and even his small sketches of clouds are now highly prized and much discussed works of art.

In this talk, Dr Alexandra Loske will take a closer look at Constable’s and some of contemporaries’ skies, why he declared that he was ‘a man of clouds’ and provide the scientific and conceptual context to Romanticism’s fascination with the sky and meteorological conditions. The talk will also discuss how contemporary artists still use the fleetingness of clouds as inspiration.

Those members who have already advised Sir Philip that they will be attending this lecture are asked to complete the purchase and pay for it along with the other lectures they want to attend in the summer season, when they receive the Eastbourne Arts Circle Magazine in mid-March.

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

 

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For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received confirmation of receipt. Please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906. (Please call after 5pm weekdays or anytime at weekends.) Ticket advices are normally emailed within 3 days of receipt of the order.  Please note that Eastbourne Arts Circle no longer sell tickets via the Eastbourne Borough Council Visitor Centre.

Jul
12
Fri
Caravaggio by Andrew Graham Dixon
Jul 12 @ 2:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan, Rome and Naples through which Caravaggio moved and which Andrew Graham-Dixon describes brilliantly in his book, are those of cardinals and whores, prayer, and violence. 

Art critic, author, journalist and TV presenter, Andrew Graham- Dixon is one of the UK’s leading figures in broadcasting having presented numerous major television series on art for the BBC. He has spent a decade piecing together the scraps of evidence left of Caravaggio’s life and answering questions that have long puzzled scholars. His insights and analyses form the basis of his lecture.

PLEASE NOTE: THE PRICE FOR THIS LECTURE IS £15 per head (£13 for Members)

PLEASE NOTE – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

The treasurer is keeping a waiting list in case anyone cancels.