September 2019

Anthony Van Dyck - Prince of Painters

Welcome to The Arts Society Vale of Aylesbury
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 14:00
Bradmoor Farm
Stanbridge Road Haddenham HP17 8JX

Few painters can claim greater influence over the development of British Art than Van

Few painters can claim greater influence over the development of British Art than Van
Dyck. His fluid and colourful Baroque style, inspired by a love of Venetian painters such as Titian, eradicated the stiff painting of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Apart from
transforming British portraiture, his exuberant mythological and religious works matched, and at times even outstripped, those achieved by his master, Rubens.

This talk will not only focus on his life, travels and key works, but also chart his influence on British Art throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Mr Adam Busiakiewicz

Adam Busiakiewicz is an Art Historian, lutenist and lecturer. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in History at UCL in 2010 he held the position of Head of Historical Interpretation (curator) at Warwick Castle. He left the castle in 2013 after winning a full AHRC studentship to pursue a Master’s Degree in Fine and Decorative Art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Art History at Warwick University after winning a CADRE Postgraduate Scholarship in 2017.

Earlier in December 2014 he became the youngest Guide Lecturer at the Wallace Collection, where he regularly gives talks, tours and lectures to both public and professional audiences. He has also given lectures at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London, and is organising a series of talks there on the lute in paintings in 2018.

Adam is currently planning a publication on the Grevilles of Warwick Castle, and has had articles published by the British Art Journal, The Sidney Journaland Hispanic Lyra. He was also the Editor of the Georgian Group's 80th Anniversary Exhibition catalogue entitled Splendour! Art in Living Craftsmanship (2017).