Lectures & Courses on Art History

Art History Talk: The Thames in Art

Held at: The Lightbox, Woking
Lecturer: Dr. Laurence Shafe

Dates:

Saturday 3rd September 2022
Time: 10:30-12.30
Fee: Register at The Lightbox
Description: The Thames has been the trading heart of London, a source of entertainment, the location for ice fairs, and the cause of the Great Stink. I will explore how, over many centuries, the Thames has been the inspiration for generations of artists.

Art History Talk: Venice – City of Water

Held at: The Lightbox, Woking
Lecturer: Dr. Laurence Shafe

Dates:

Saturday 17th September 2022
Time: 10:30-12:30
Fee: Register at The Lightbox
Description: For centuries Venice was the richest and most powerful trading centre between Asia and Europe. Venice was built on water, made rich through the exploitation of water routes, and defended by being surrounded by water. Laurence explores how the beauty of “The Floating City” has inspired artists from the Renaissance to the present day.

COURSE 2022-23: A Stroke of Genius

Held at: Not yet decided
Lecturer: Dr. Laurence Shafe

Dates:

  • Part 1: Wednesday 21 September 2022 – 16 November 2021 (eight classes with a half-term break)
  • Part 2: Wednesday 4 January 2022 – 1 March 2022 (eight classes with a half-term break)
Time: 10:45-12:00
Fee: I ask you to donate £60 to the Save the Children charity
Description: The following is the provisional programme for 2022-23.

September to November

  1. Vermeer’s Complete Works
  2. The Thames in Art
  3. Angelica Kaufmann – Leading European Artist
  4. Gwen John and Augustus John
  5. Can You Spot a Fake?
  6. Edward Hopper & All The Lonely People
  7. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Rediscovered
  8. Art at the Seaside

January to March

  1. The World’s Most Expensive Paintings
  2. Albrecht Durer – Master Observer
  3. Venice – City of Water
  4. The Greatest Art Forgers
  5. Mary Moser, Flower Painter to Royalty
  6. Too Good to Eat
  7. Dutch Genre Painting
  8. Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings