2023 | NEW LECTURES

FROM TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY T0 THURSDAY 30TH MARCH 2023

BEA- Berwick Educational Association commissioned this course of ten hours.

Lectures will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays via Zoom at 4:00 pm

A complete research on Marriage, Homosexuality, Prostitution, Incest and sexuality in general in:

Tuesday February 28 – Ancient Mesopotamia

Thursday March 02 – Ancient India

Tuesday March 07 – Ancient Egypt

Thursday March 09 – Ancient Greece

Tuesday March 14 – Ancient Rome

Thursday March 16 – Ancient China

Tuesday March 21 – Ancient Japan

Thursday March 23 – Ancient Mesoamerican Civilisations

Tuesday March 28 – Ancient Andean Civilisations

Thursday March 30 – Conclusions

Bookings: www.berwickea.org

SERIE DE CUATRO CHARLAS SOBRE LA CULTURA MEXICA|AZTECA

ALTO PALANCIA U3A ha organizado una serie de charlas que culminarán el ciclo de charlas dadas por la Profesora Maria Chester sobre culturas mesoamericanas. Estas charlas son parte de un programa de charlas sobre las Antiguas Civilizaciones de la América Prehispánica. Los interesados pueden visitar esta web:https://universidadterceraedadaltopalancia.blogspot.com/

Las charlas serán presentadas martes y jueves a las 19:15 (España) – 6:15 (UK)

Martes 28 de Febrero – Introducción a la cultura Mexica|Azteca

Jueves 02 de Marzo – Sociedad y Educación

Martes 07 de Marzo – Economia y Comercio

Jueves 09 de Marzo – La fabulosa Tenochtitlan: la Venecia de las Américas.

THURSDAY 20TH APRIL 2023 – 2:00 PM

Alnwick U3A has commissioned this lecture. It will be delivered in person. Members meet in St.Michael’s Parish Hall, Alnwick. Bonampak is an unique example of Maya frescoes painted in a three room small temple in the middle of the Mexican rainforest. https://u3asites.org.uk/alnwick/home

TUESDAY 18TH APRIL 2023 – TWO SESSIONS

Morning session:11:30 am – Afternoon session: 2:15 pm

Lunesdale Arts Society has commissioned this lecture that will be delivered in person, twice on the same day due to the number of attendees. The so-called Chachapoyas were a remote culture living in the heights between the Andes and the Amazons. They were considered wild and their women were described by the Spaniards as “having a very pale skin and being very beautiful”…more than one noble Inca chose to marry them. https://theartssociety.org/lunesdale

FRIDAY 17TH MARCH 2023

Paracas Textiles are considered among the most beautiful in the ancient world due to their bright colours, design and size. the most exquisite were found in tombs and they are all very large. The dry climate of the Paracas desert allowed the colours to remain intact. This lecture was commissioned by Art Historical London and will be delivered in person. You can book your place at:www.arthistoricallondon.com

WEDNESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2023

The so-called Lady of Cao tomb was found in 2006 by Peruvian archaeologist Régulo Franco Jordán and belong to the Moche civilisation. She was the most powerful woman of the north and she was buried with not one but two staffs showing her rank. This lecture was commissioned by Richmond Arts Society. If you wish to attend as a guest, you have to pay £ 5.00 per person. If you are interested in this lecture, please contact Maria Chester at: artandcivilisations@gmail.com

MONDAY 30TH JANUARY 2023

This is only an introductory talk to a ten hours course called:”The Dawn of Art” which explores cave art made in the Upper Palaeolithic that went from around 50,000 years BP to 12,000 BP (before present). It was commissioned by the chair of the Guelph Lectures Club – Ontario – Canada.

MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 2023

This is the second lecture commissioned by McGill Lifelong Learning Community to be delivered after a short coffee break. If you are interested in this subject, please contact Maria Chester: artandcivilisations@gmail.com

MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 2023

This lecture was commissioned by Robert Winters, President of McGill Lifelong Learning Community and will be the first of oa block of two presented on the same Monday 16th January 2023 – 7:30 pm (UK) / 2:30 pm (Canada)…if you are interested in this topic please contact me: artandcivilisations@gmail.com

Please note that this lecture will be delivered in Spanish. Uk time: 5:00 pm

BAROQUE

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 2021

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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.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.org) and do not supply an email address.

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

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LECTURES DELIVERED VIA ZOOM| 2021

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THE DAWN OF ART: PALAEOLITHIC ART | ICE AGE ART

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4:00 PM – Tuesdays and Thursdays – one hour lectures- via Zoom

STARTS OCTOBER 5TH 2021 – ENDS NOVEMBER 04TH 2021

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ART NOUVEAU IN SCOTLAND: CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH AND THE CELTIC INSPIRATION

Tuesday – September 14th 2021 – 5:00 pm (UK)

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SATURDAY 9TH JANUARY 2021- 17:OO H (UK TIME)

ORIGIN OF THE POTATO” ( IN SPANISH)

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WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2021- 17:00 (UK TIME)

“ORIGIN OF THE TOMATO” (IN SPANISH)

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SATURDAY 16TH JANUARY 2021- 17:00 (UK TIME)

“ORIGINS OF THE MAIZE” (IN SPANISH)

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TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY 2021 -17:00 (UK TIME)

“LOS TRES GRANDES: MEXICAN MURALISM AND NATIONAL IDENTITY”

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FRIDA AND DIEGO – 1930 – RIVERA KAHLO TRUST

FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY 2021- 11:00 AM (UK TIME)

‘THE ELEPHANT AND THE DOVE: DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO”

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Henri Gervex, Five Hours at Paquin, 1906. Private collection; source, Wikimedia Commons.

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

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TUESDAY 23rd march 2021 – 5:00 pm (UK TIME)

THE DAWN OF ART: CHAUVET, THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS

A detail of the prehistoric wall paintings in the replica Chauvet cave © Carole Fritz

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THE SCOTTISH COLOURISTS:

THOSE MODERNISTS!

TUESDAY 30th MARCH 2021 – 17:00 HOURS (UK TIME)

LESLIE HUNTER – STILL LIFE WITH DANDELIONS – THE FLEMING COLLECTION

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)

MARCHESA LUISA CASATI WITH GREYHOUND BY GIOVANNI BOLDINI

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.

BOOKS

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

Solitude”

STARTS TUESDAY 04 MAY 2021 – 16:OO HS

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