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December 2019

The Queen Of Instruments: The Lute Within Old Master Paintings

The Arts Society Victoria
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 18:30
The Great Hall, The Grey Coat Hospital School
Greycoat Place London SW1P 2DY

The lute holds a special place in the history of art. This lecture looks at the lute, where it appears in paintings, and how it is used to express aspects of human character.  Live lute music will be performed.

The lute holds a special place in the history of art. This lecture looks at the lute, where it appears in paintings, and how it is used to express aspects of human character.  Live lute music will be performed.

Doors open at 6.30pm with wine and soft drinks served before and after the lecture.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

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).