Lectures and Courses

London: The People Who Shaped A City

Immigrants, Merchants, Architects, Lawyers, Engineers, Writers, Artists, Actors, Scholars, Doctors
25 September 2019 – 18 March 2020

The History Of Russian Art

Medieval Russian Architecture, Russian icons, St Petersburg, Orthodox Christianity of Byzantium, Kasimir Malevich
14 January – 17 March 2020

Transformation As Art, Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Bernini, Correggio, Michelangelo, Il Pollaiuolo, Poussin, Rubens Tiepolo, Millet, Moreau, Rembrandt, Ricci, Titian, Apollo And Daphne, Callisto, Diana And Actaeon, The Rape Of Proserpine, Bernini, Burne-Jones, Claude, di Cosimo, Giordano, Veronese, Arethusa, Arachne, Leda And The Swan, Ganymede, Pygmalion, Death Of Orpheus, Midas, Peleus and Thetis, Ceyx and Alcyone, Battle Of Lapiths and Centaurs, Pythagora
16 January – 19 March 2020

Art, Life & Literature on the Cote d’Azur

St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, Somerset Maugham, Seurat, Clive & Vanessa Bell, Colette & Francoise Sagan, Virginia Woolf, Pierre Bonnard, Monet, Antibes, Chateau Grimaldi, Francoise Gilot, Cole Porter, Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Sylvia Plath, Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, Jean-Michel Folon, Yves Klein, Martial Raysse, Ben Vautier, Nikki de St. Phalle, Jean Cocteau, Eileen Gray, Villefranche’s Welcome Hotel, Le Corbusier
28 April – 30 June 2020

The Art Of Venice

Constantinople, Byzantium, Basilica of San Marco, Assunta at Torcello, Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Palaces on the Grand Canal, Venice Carnival, glass works of Murano, 'Most Serene Republic of Venice' Venetian lay confraternities scuole, Vittore Carpaccio Tintoretto, casa-fondaco, Canaletto
29 April – 3 June 2020

“Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal”

Leonardo da Vinci, Manet, Rodin, Bacon, Emin, Perry, Warhol, Levine, Dali
30 April – 2 July 2020

Prints, Art and Politics

Raphael Michelangelo, Louis XIV, Versailles, Royal C,ollections, Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, mezzotints, Reynolds, Zoffany, Gainsborough, Romney, satirical print, Brueghel, Dürer, Steen, Hogarth, Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruickshank, Blake, Goya, Daumier, Rembrandt, Van der Velde, Hercules Seghers, Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough, William Hodges, JMW Turner, Degas, Pissarro, Cassatt, Renoir, Morisot, Bracquemond, Manet, Whistler printmaking techniques, black and white etchings, aquatints, color lithographs
10 June – 1 July 2020

Desire & Longing In Art

Brancusi, Magritte, Rodin, Klimt, Bouguereau, Brueghel, Tuxen, O’Keeffe, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, Rodin, Man Ray, Lee Miller, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Hogarth, Paula Rego, Holman Hunt, Augustus Leopold, Durer, Aubrey Beardsley, Ingres, Delacroix, Gérome, Gauguin
22 September – 24 November 2020

Introduction To Garden History

Mediaeval Garden, Renaissance Garden, Baroque Garden, Landscape Garden, Picturesque Garden, Victorian Garden, Edwardian Britain, 20th Century
24 September – 26 November 2020

Orientalism, Chinoiserie & Japonism: The Western View Of Asian Arts

Orientalism, Chinoiserie, Japonism, Post-Modernism
7 October – 25 November 2020

“Towers, Terror, Technology: French Art And Experience”

France, Eiffel Tower, Gothic architecture, Watteau, Boucher, Boulle furniture, Napoleon, Cubism, Louis XIV, Versailles, Lorraine, Poussin, Rococco, Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Cezanne, Gauguin, Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp
12 January – 16 March 2021

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

Hamlet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Anthony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Othello
13 January – 17 March 2021

Personal Identity And The Art Of The West

Status of the artist, the church, modern technology, psychology, personal identity
14 January – 11 February 2021

The Five Stages Of Classical British Architecture

Roman London, Inigo Jones, Palladio, Wren, British Baroque, Fenton House, Burgh House, St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Mary le Strand. Somerset House, the Adelphi. Australia House, South Africa House
18 February – 18 March 2021

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

Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, King Oliver, Buddy Bolden, Gramophone; Debussy, Stravinsky; New Orleans’s Red Light District Storyville, New York, Chicago, Jazz Music, George Gershwin, Ashcan Painters, Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Sheeler, Edward Hopper, The Charleston F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Tamara Lempicka, Georgia O’keeffe, Zelda Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston, Augusta Savage, James Van Der Zee, Mary Pickford, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Douglas Fairbanks, Wall Street Crash, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Paul Whiteman, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk,Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald
20 April – 22 June 2021

Michelangelo Buonarotti: His Art, Influences & Rivals

Ghirlandaio, Medici Sculpture Garden, National Gallery, The Pieta and David sculptures, Battle Of Cascina, Sistine Chapel, San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel, Daniel da Volterra, Sebastiano del Piombo. Mannerism, Pellegrino Tibaldi, Bronzino, Girolamo Francesco
22 April – 24 June 2021

Exploring The Musical Baroque And Classical Periods

Baroque and Classical music
28 April – 5 May 2021

The Art Market: Past, Present & Future

Auction houses, art market, Sothebys, Christies, Bonhams
26 May – 23 June 2021

Rhythm of a Russian Dance Theo van Doesburg 1918

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