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Towers, Terror, Technology: French Art And Experience

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The great markers of the medieval pilgrim routes, revolutions celebrated in paint and sculpture, hymns to the Eiffel Tower and the aeroplane ‐ the art of France has both lead and shocked European taste. Gothic architecture was known as “the French style”, the 18th century delicacy of Watteau and Boucher and of Boulle furniture was

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Look Here Upon This Picture: How Shakespeare’s Plays Have Been Inspirational For Painters

The University Women’s Club 2 Audley Square, London

Look Here Upon This Picture”, Hamlet’s demand to his mother that she hold his dead father’s picture in one hand and new husband Claudio’s in the other, becomes our cue for a weekly opportunity to compare works of art inspired by Shakespeare by walking through each picture’s frame and into his plays. In painting after

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The Splendours of Naples, Herculaneum & Caserta

Naples may be Italy’s most vibrant city. A tangle of winding streets set against a sparkling bay, the wealth of art here attests to the city’s glorious past and links to the Bourbons. Aside from its numerous baroque churches, Naples is famous for key works by the fugitive Caravaggio and, later, Artemesia Gentileschi. From the

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The Five Stages Of Classical British Architecture

The University Women’s Club 2 Audley Square, London

From Inigo Jones in the early 17th century until the early 19th century, classicism was THE style in Britain. In these five walks, you will see the hundreds of different incarnations of British classical architecture. You will learn not just the classical orders but also how British architects played with them: from baroque to Palladianism,

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The Jazz Age: From The Roaring 20s To The Great Depression

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One of the richest, most fascinating periods in American culture, the Jazz Age was characterised by a spirit of protest and celebration. Trace its highlights across music, the visual and decorative arts, architecture, fashion, and film.

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Michelangelo Buonarotti: His Art, Influences & Rivals

The University Women’s Club 2 Audley Square, London

During the Renaissance just one artist achieved immeasurable fame within his lifetime and would tower over all others for centuries thereafter. He was Michelangelo Buonarotti. No artist had ever been so naked in his ambition. He would invent the modern superstar celebrity, setting the standard so high that all subsequent artists would struggle to emerge

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Michelangelo Buonarotti: His Art, Influences & Rivals

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During the Renaissance just one artist achieved immeasurable fame within his lifetime and would tower over all others for centuries thereafter. He was Michelangelo Buonarotti. No artist had ever been so naked in his ambition. He would invent the modern superstar celebrity, setting the standard so high that all subsequent artists would struggle to emerge

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The Art Market: Past, Present & Future

The University Women’s Club 2 Audley Square, London

Why is a Leonardo painting worth over $450 million? Can we be sure that it is by the hand of Leonardo? The art market currently accounts for $60‐70 billion per year and, in spite of the global recession, continues to grow. The new millennium has witnessed the globalisation of the art market, with the emerging

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The Century of Light

The University Women’s Club 2 Audley Square, London

The Enlightenment was a watershed moment in European history, society and culture. Individual merit, thought and emotion were celebrated by thinkers such as Rousseau, Kant, Voltaire and Hume, challenging the established order, and economic power was slowly passing into the hands of a new, industrial class. Such upheavals inevitably generated new explorations in the arts

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Adventures in Space: European Architecture Through Two Millenia

The University Women’s Club 2 Audley Square, London

This course will use ten buildings to explore key aspects of European architecture. The buildings have been chosen for their architectural quality and for their capacity to stand in for architectural trends of their own time as well as those which come earlier and later. The lectures will be free-standing, but interlinked issues concerning structure,

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The Rise and Struggle of Women in The Art World

The University Women’s Club 2 Audley Square, London

Over the centuries numerous artists have disappeared for a number of reasons, usually because they were not fashionable. But some have not only vanished, they have been deliberately excised from the historical record. Their crime? They were women. But if we explore this rich seam, we can see that these artists not only flourished, but

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