16 Aug 2020

Our first ZOOM online lecture live a great success!   

Our President Lizzie Darbyshire talked on Titian, the Venetian Master of Portraits. This first full formal lecture was attended by over 50 of our Members. Behind the scenes the Committee have been working on trials and procedures to hone our techniques to provide a smooth and professional on-line experience to Members. The hard work paid off for this first online experience - live to members.

The pre-lecture joining period went well, Attendees being able to use the CHAT facility to iron out any issues. 

After a brief introduction from Chair, Lizzie Johnston, the screen was handed over to the Speaker. She explained how being introduced to Titian's portraiture at an early age had inspired a lifelong interest in Art. Her talk was amply illustrated by example and the origins and details explained. His clever use of expensive and scarce lapis lazuli based blues showed the wealth of his patrons. TITIAN was an inspiration to all who followed him. An excellent first lecture with  clear delivery and excellent fullscreen imagery.

There followed an interesting live Q&A session, and a Vote of Thanks. A Poll conducted at the end indicated few problems with joining in and all would attend again.

Chair, Lizzie Johnston said: " I am very happy with this our first full on-line experience. We can now look forward to a full Autum programme on-line. Many thanks for those who have given such a lot of time, energy and hard work to reach this stage. A very special thankyou to our President Lizzie Darbyshire for delivering a great lecture. Although an accredited and experienced lecturer to a live audience this was her first on-line experience and without hesitation she bravely agreed to help us out!"

Please do join our live online Autumn Programme. It's easier than you may think!  See the links to the Autumn Programme  and our how to access online guidance notes by returning to our main page.





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