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"The British War Propaganda Bureau appointed Sir Muirhead Bone as Britain’s first official war artist in May 1916. Art historian Alice Foster will take us through a short selection of the major artists ...
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"With Andrew Robinson, author of biographies of Jean-François Champollion, Thomas Young and Michael Ventris, and also Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts
2022.10.19 | Birds and the Bees: Colour in Victorian Nature
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"Following John Ruskin’s dictum to ‘go to nature in all singleness of heart… rejecting nothing, selecting nothing and scorning nothing’, many Victorian artists were drawn outdoors to rev...
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"Dame Laura Knight (1877– 1970) was a successful British artist who cast her own original light on the whole of society at a time of perpetual flux and upheaval...
In these three talks, Tim Wilcox...
2022.11.01 | The Pre-Raphaelite 'Brotherhood' Revised
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"The Pre-Raphaelite artists were enamoured of both Elizabeth Siddal (1829-1862) and Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), and their beauty was captured in so many of their works of art... Join us...
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"There are many connections between the artists of the Pre-Raphalite movement and the city of Oxford. A number of artists connected to the Pre-Raphaelites – Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris...
2022.11.03 | Celebrating the 150 years of William de Morgan
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"Speaker Sarah Hardy will discuss de Morgan's beautiful ceramics and the business which produced them. She'll explore his early years in Chelsea and you'll get to know the staff who worked for him the...
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"In this series of three short talks you will explore the impact of Eastern European artists on British art in the 20th century focusing on these themes:
- Out of Whitechapel: Jewish Artists in the Early 2...
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"The artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was one of the leading Victorian painters of his day. His work is most frequently recognised by his theatrical and often light-hearted paintings of scenes of ancient Greece an...
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"Pointillism grew not only from the liberation that the Impressionist brushstroke encouraged. During the 1880s, Parisian artists studied scientific colour theories that led them to depict the same subjects Impress...
2022.12.07 | The Extraordinary Journey of Lustreware
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"First used in 10th-century Iraq, lustreware experienced many adaptations as craftsmen from countries as diverse as Iran, Spain, Mexico, and Britain explored its technical complexities and aesthetic virtues.
In this l...