COMPLEXITY AND SENSUALITY IN BAROQUE ART
BEA has commissioned a lecture on Baroque art and culture from Prof Maria Chester as part of the forthcoming Berwick Music Series. This is a stand alone lecture on zoom to be held from 4 -5pm on Thursday 29th September and can be booked HERE at a cost of £6. As a previous attendee of Maria’s art history courses for BEA you will know that her popular lectures are well researched and beautifully illustrated. We do hope you can join us for this special occasion.
OH LA LA! LA BELLE ÉPOQUE!
Ten hours course delivered via Zoom
MONDAYS 19:00 – VIA ZOOM
Starting Monday October 3rd 2022 – ending Monday December 5th 2022
In this course, Prof. Chester will analyse what happened between 1871 (en of the so-called Franco-Prussian War) and art movements which change our perception of colour for ever: the birth of Fauvism, Cubism and Futurism. She will also explore the literature and famous writers, dedicating a presentation to study Marcel Proust and his monumental “A la recherche du temps perdu”. Music, composers, the famous Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballet Russe as well as the birth of cinema, with “Lumière du jour and Méliès du nuit” and finally, you will enjoy meeting the divine Marchesa Luisa Casati, a noble product of La Belle Époque, a patroness of arts and “influencer” on fashion. These years will be remembered as “the beautiful era” that will end abruptly at the beginning of WWI.
BRITISH ART BETWEEN THE WARS
Ten hours course delivered via Zoom
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
Starting Tuesday 18th October 2022 – ending Thursday 17th November 2022
In this course, Prof. Chester will analyse what happened in those twenty years between the wars. From 1919 to 1939, British life changed radically and from the morbid age went to the so-called Roaring Twenties: cinema, architecture, jazz, the testimonial oeuvre of painters such as Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer and Edward Burra will be also presented. Special lectures on “Women Artists Between the Wars” and “Women at art” will – probably – produce some waves in the audience.
The Printed Line: Tours of the Exhibition at the Granary Gallery
Granary Gallery | 26 February, 26 March, 28 April, 30 April & 7 May 2022
All tours are led by Prof. Maria Chester; they take place at 1pm and last approx 50 mins, with a few minutes at the end for questions. Tickets can be booked HERE
There will be five tours: 26th Feb; 26th Mar; 28th Apr (after Maria’s lecture); 30th Apr; and 7th May. There will be a charge of £3 for the tour and this must be booked in advance on Eventbrite as no money can be taken at the door. The tour will be limited to 10 people to allow social distancing. Please wear your mask throughout the tour. Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
The Printed Line showcases the work of nearly 60 artists who have used a variety of printmaking techniques to exploit the potential of the printed line, from the thick velvety line of drypoint and the heavy cross-hatching of etching to delicate wood engraving and boldly coloured screenprints. The use of colour will be explored in screenprints by Bridget Riley and Kenneth Martin, as well as Simon Patterson’s witty lithograph, which reworks the lines of the London tube map.
All the prints in this exhibition are from the Arts Council Collection, which is the largest loan collection of modern and contemporary British art and includes fine examples of work by all of this country’s most prominent artists.
The Printed Line Exhibition runs from 19th Feb to 8th May 2022, opening hours are Weds – Sun 11 -4, entrance is free. Further details of the exhibition are given here.
Eric Ravilious, Cockerel and Chanticleer (from Golden Cockerel Press), 1930, wood engraving, 20.8 x 27cm. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Estate of Eric Ravilious. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021
Rubbing, scratching, etching, engraving: the printed line in the 20th century
Henry Travers Studio | 28 April 2022 | THE MALTINGS
Matisse, Picasso, Kokoshka, Giacometti, Auerbach, Vasarely: from France to Russia and from Italy to England…all of them are well-known and instantly recognised as leaders or part of a 20th century art movement. All of them tried, as part of their artistic development, to print their drawings by using different techniques. This talk will explore and explain those techniques, introducing you to the printed line in the 20th century.
This is a two hour talk by Prof Maria Chester. There will be a coffee break: coffee is available from the Maltings cafe.
Covid precautions in the Henry Travers Studio: the venue will have extra cleaning and socially distanced seating, and hand gel and masks will be available. Please wear your mask until seated and throughout if desired.
The lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition at the Granary Gallery, Berwick at 1pm. There will be a charge of £3 for the tour and this must be booked separately in advance on Eventbrite, as no money will be taken at the door. The tour will be limited to 10 people to allow social distancing. There are four more tours available, details here.
The Printed Line Exhibition runs from 19th Feb to 8th May 2022, opening hours are Weds – Sun 11 am -4 pm, entrance is free. Further details of the exhibition are given here.
Image credit: Eric Ravilious, Cockerel and Chanticleer (from Golden Cockerel Press), 1930, wood engraving, 20.8 x 27cm. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Estate of Eric Ravilious. All Rights Reserved, DACS 202
LECTURES DELIVERED VIA ZOOM| 2021
THE DAWN OF ART: PALAEOLITHIC ART | ICE AGE ART
4:00 PM – Tuesdays and Thursdays – one hour lectures- via Zoom
STARTS OCTOBER 5TH 2021 – ENDS NOVEMBER 04TH 2021
ART NOUVEAU IN SCOTLAND: CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH AND THE CELTIC INSPIRATION
Tuesday – September 14th 2021 – 5:00 pm (UK)
WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2021- 17:00 (UK TIME)
“ORIGIN OF THE TOMATO” (IN SPANISH)
SATURDAY 16TH JANUARY 2021- 17:00 (UK TIME)
“ORIGINS OF THE MAIZE” (IN SPANISH)
TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY 2021 -17:00 (UK TIME)
“LOS TRES GRANDES: MEXICAN MURALISM AND NATIONAL IDENTITY”
FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY 2021- 11:00 AM (UK TIME)
‘THE ELEPHANT AND THE DOVE: DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO”
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS FROM 9TH FEBRUARY 2021 TO 11TH MARCH 2021 – 16:00 (UK TIME) – A 10 HOURS COURSE
‘LA BELLE EPOQUE”
09 FEBRUARY – LA BELLE EPOQUE – INTRODUCTION – DELIVERED
11 FEBRUARY – ART – 1905 – FAUVISM – DELIVERED
16 FEBRUARY – ART – 1907 – CUBISM – DELIVERED
18 FEBRUARY – ART – 1911 – FUTURISM – DELIVERED
23 FEBRUARY – LITERATURE AUTHORS LA BELLE EPOQUE – DELIVERED
25 FEBRUARY – PROUST – A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMP PERDU
02 MARCH – FASHION – MARCHESA LUISA CASATI
O4 MARCH – CINEMA: LUMIERE AND MELIES
09 MARCH – MUSIC – NEW VENUES: CABARETS & CAFE CONCERT
11 MARCH – LES BALLET RUSSES – DIAGHILEV|NIJINSKY
TUESDAY 23rd march 2021 – 5:00 pm (UK TIME)
THE DAWN OF ART: CHAUVET, THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
THE SCOTTISH COLOURISTS:
TUESDAY 30th MARCH 2021 – 17:00 HOURS (UK TIME)
After the so-called Glasgow Boys, another group of Scottish artists came to the light. They are called The Scottish Colourists because their identity was precisely that: vibrant colours. They all lived and worked in Paris, travelling back home every winter. Scotland had and has a strong relationship with France. Fergusson said that being in Paris was like being at home because they were also Celts. Their work was striking and thanks to them, British art was high in the market. As it happens, while the world was acclaiming their art, in Scotland and England they were highly criticised. During their lifetimes they only exhibited together three times.
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LA DIVINA MARCHESA: LUISA CASATI
TUESDAY 27TH APRIL 2021 – 17:00 HOURS (UK TIME)
Luisa Casati scandalised the European society by hosting memorable parties at her fabulous palace in Venice (which was bought by Peggy Guggenheim in 1949). She became famous for walking her cheetahs wearing only her Cartier jewellery (specially designed for her) and expensive long fur coats in the middle of the Venetian night…but beyond her eccentric ways of living her life, she was a patroness of the visual arts and was – in many ways – ahead of her time. She commissioned portraits of herself to the most important painters and sculptors of her time. She used to say: I want to be a living work of art…and she was!
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LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY BOOM: WHAT IS IT?
The Latin American boom is a literary phenomenon that emerged between the 1960s and 1970s and consisted of the emergence of the Latin American narrative, with works that spread throughout the world, turning their independent and relatively young authors into literature icons.
These writers were influenced by the modernist and avant-garde movements of the 20th century (especially by European surrealism) to challenge the literary conventions of the time through neologisms, profanities, and inappropriate language.
The birth of the so-called “Magic-Realism”
The fusion between fiction and reality generated doubt in the reader, like “magical realism” that tried to show the strange as something every day.
“Magic realism” turned out to be a way of explaining political, economic and social events. The authors took the quiet voice of the people in order to express their feelings and feelings before a turbulent reality, and immersed them in stories with somewhat fanciful and unreal overtones. Such is the case of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” the work of Gabriel García Márquez. The novels reflected their own style in which stories that took place in urban spaces influenced by the political and social conditions of the Latin American countries where their authors originated predominate. The narrative time could begin at the end of the story and then jump without respecting the linearity of events.
1962 – Julio Cortazar, “RAYUELA” – “Hopscotch”
1962 – Carlos Fuentes “ La Muerte de Artemio Cruz” – “The Death of Artemio Cruz”
1963 – Mario Vargas Llosa – “La ciudad y los perros” – “The Time of the Hero”
1967 – Gabriel Garcia Marquez -”Cien Años de Soledad” – “One Hundred Years of
STARTS TUESDAY 04 MAY 2021 – 16:OO HS
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