History of Art Talks


What are the Art History ‘-ism’s’?
During this series of art talks, speakers Melanie Paice and Peter Scott will explore the meaning behind some of the art theory ‘-ism’s’. Melanie is a Surrey based artist, art tutor and lecturer, who enjoys sharing her knowledge of art with others. Peter Scott, also Surrey based, has been a guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern for 15 years and also lectures to a wide range of organisations, including the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Towner Gallery, Art Fund, and National Trust.

Whether you are new to the world of History of Art or someone who wishes to brush up on their existing knowledge, these new lectures set in our award winning gallery and museum might be just what you are looking for.

Upcoming Schedule:

So you think you know Impressionism?
Taking Turner, Constable, Courbet and Corot as the starting point, this talk will examine the main distinguishing features of Impressionism, and look at some of the scientific ideologies developed by Impressionists, such as colour theory and the nature of light.
Sat 29 April 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm
£12 Adults | £10 Friends or Students
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Cubism
Through Picasso’s and Braque’s new way of representing multiple angles and viewpoints of the world around them in sculpture and 2D work, we will discuss what influenced them, and why the movement came to an end, or has it?
Sat 6 May 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm
£12 Adults | £10 Friends or Students
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Futurism and Vorticism
Futurism had picked up much influence from Cubism, but in turn inspired many others including the Vorticists. With many wonderful examples within The Ingram Collection, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss both movements in more detail.
Sat 13 May 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm
£12 Adults | £10 Friends or Students
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Minimalism: It is what it is?
Tracing the development of Minimalism from the 1960s, this talk will include an exploration of whether squares, rectangles or circles can provoke emotions or inspire a search for hidden meanings.
Sat 20 May 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm
£12 Adults | £10 Friends or Students
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Special Offer
10% discount given if all 4 sessions are booked at the same time: £43.20 Adults, £36 Friends or Students. To take advantage of this offer please call 01483 737800 or visit The Lightbox Reception. This offer cannot be booked via the website.

Image: Claude Monet, Bathers at La Grenouillère (1869) © The National Gallery London

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