Meetings are at 7.30pm in the Wallington Hall on the first Sunday of the month, from September to June, with talks from professional speakers and occasional films.
Topics are wide-ranging; recent talks have included Caravaggio, Gothic Art and Architecture, Johnny Cash in San Quentin and the History of Travel Photography…
Entry is £3 for members and £5 for non-members.
Revd Stephen Girling, Missioner at Bath Abbey, will be drawing on his Masters research to talk about the aspiration of Vincent Van Gogh to paint portraits which are able to penetrate through to a person's soul and into another eternal dimension. Stephen will pose the question to what extent Van Gogh’s portraits, and more specifically, this image of La Berceuse, equate to the powerful effect that religious icons had on the early Christians. In van Gogh’s own words - ‘I would like…Find out more »
This well-illustrated lecture, the second of two, will identify some of Britain’s greatest and innovative 20th century artists from the Slade School of Art who embraced modernity and new ideas from Europe. First World War artists like Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer will be placed in their historical and biographical context. Sarah will reflect on their involvement with the art of the First World War and how they made a considerable impact on the British Art world of the twentieth…Find out more »