• Henley DFAS

Forthcoming lectures

Thursday 18th June 2020

Lecturer: Pamela Campbell-Johnston

The Art of 1935

Through this lecture audiences are transported back to this fabulous time and learn about this pivotal year.  From the Silver Jubilee celebrations for King George V and Queen Mary; the work of the celebrated portrait photographer, Cecil Beaton; to magazine and poster design and the fashions of the time.

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Thursday 17th September 2020

Lecturer: Shirley Smith

Man the Measure of All Things: The rise of portraiture in Renaissance Italy

We cannot imagine a world where the only faces we recognize are those with whom we have physically come into contact.  Yet that was the situation in Medieval Europe when, with power vested in the Church, the glorification of man was frowned upon. 

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Thursday 15th October 2020

Lecturer: Matthew Williams

Ghastly Good Taste: The Highs and Lows of British Interior Design 1880 - 1980

This lecture looks at the enormous changes in our homes over a hundred year period, encompassing aspects of household taste from Victorian clutter to the psychedelic ‘throw away’ furnishings of the 1970s. 

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Thursday 19th November 2020

Lecturer: Amy Orrock

Bruegel's Winter Scenes

One of the first artists to paint snow, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c1525-1569) is known today for wintery masterpieces, such as The Hunters in the Snow, The Census at Bethlehem and The Massacre of the Innocents.

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