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September 2022

Lectures: Breugel, the Seasons and the World with Gavin Plumley

Welcome to The Arts Society Pewsey Vale
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 14:30
Bouverie Hall
North Street Pewsey SN9 5ES
Online Event

In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was commissioned to create a series of paintings for a dining room in Antwerp.
 

In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was commissioned to create a series of paintings for a dining room in Antwerp.

The images, charting the course of a year, changed the way we view the world through art. Landscape had previously been a decorative backdrop to dramas both sacred and profane. But in Bruegel's hands the landscape and our interaction with it became the focus. Looking at paintings such as The Return of the Herd, Hunters in the Snow and The Gloomy Day, this lecture explores how Bruegel pioneered a whole new way of thinking about the environment and our individual places within a shifting cosmos.
 

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mr Gavin Plumley

A writer and broadcaster, appearing on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and contributing to newspapers, magazines and opera and concert programmes worldwide. Lectures widely about the culture of Central Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries. Recent talks include the Royal Opera House, the National Gallery, the National Trust, the National Theatre, the British Museum, the V&A, the Southbank Centre, the Tate and the Neue Galerie, New York. His first book, A Home for All Seasons, is published in June 2022.