STUDY DAY UPDATE: 2nd August 2020

STUDY DAY UPDATE: 2nd August 2020

2 Aug 2020 - 10:31 BY Jenny Newman

Wednesday 14th October 2020: Sally Dormer- "Pomp & Piety: Three Royal Medieval Patrons". 

This will include Jeanne d'Evreux, Jean, Duc de Berry, and will cover a variety of manuscript painting, ivory, stone and alabaster carving, goldsmiths' work and enamelling - from the 12th to the late 14th century.

Scheduled for a 10.25am start and finishing at 3pm with breaks.


Tuesday 16th March 2021: Nigel Bates: "The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - The inside view"

An in-depth look at the history and architecture of the building - and how performances and rehearsals fit into this elegant Victorian Theatre. Performance video clips are included and focus on costume and set design. Also discussed is the digital age and how it has been embraced by the opera and ballet worlds.


Tuesday 18th May 2021: Monica Bohm-Duchen:  "The Lure of the Mediterranean, the Art ofbthe South of France".

Many visual artists have been drawn to the Mediterranean coast of France: Claude Monet in Antibes in 1888; and in the same year, Van Gogh who persuaded Gaugin - with disastrous results - to join him in Arles. Cezanne's roots lay in the Midi to which he returned in 1899. In 1892 Paul Signac sailed into St Tropez, settling there and attracting many younger artists. Renoir would make the Midi his home, as would Bonnard and Matisse. After the Second World War, so too would Picasso and Chagall.


November 2021 Sian Walter will lead a Study Day on Caravaggio -2021 being the 450th anniversary of his birth. Full details later...



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