THE ARTS SOCIETY BATH EVENING HAS A LOT TO OFFER MEMBERS THIS SEASON
We can’t hold our meetings at BRLSI for now so are continuing our successful collaboration with THE ARTS SOCIETY KINGTON LANGLEY to provide live online lectures. We do hope, of course, that one day soon we will be able to return to our evening meetings but if necessary will deliver this year's programme entirely online. There are also a selection of virtual tours. and special interest days on offer.
Lecture – For all members of the Arts Society Bath Evening as part of our live online programme of lectures.
ART TRANSPORTED by Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe
We love standing in a museum gazing at a painting by Titian or Caravaggio, but we rarely question where it was before it came to be in that museum or who, in earlier times, stood in front of it and gazed, and nor, by what practical means, it got there. When Napoleon invaded Europe he had the best of Europe’s works of art sent back to Paris for his new Musée Napoleon. But how did they get four life -size bronze horses of San Marco down from their place on the basilica in Venice, over the Alps and all the way to Paris? What practicalities did shipping a painting over 15 feet high, or a statue such as Michelangelo’s David, involve? This lecture will delve into the astonishing history of the movement of art works.
Chantal has a MA in History of Art from Edinburgh and a PhD from the Warburg Institute, London University. With 40 years’ experience as a lecturer, she has taught at Sotheby’s Institute of Art on the MA in Fine and Decorative Arts since 1989, and is a freelance lecturer for a number of societies in London, Italy and America. Having also trained as a paintings conservator, she brings an understanding of the making and the physical painting to her lectures and study sessions.
Watch out for the link to the webinar which will be sent by mailchimp to all members a day or so before the lecture.