Wednesday 15 October 2014
Lizzie Darbyshire on the Impressionists
We learnt about the place of Impressionism within the wider context of nineteenth-century French art, politics & society.
Wednesday 18 February 2015
Caroline Brooke on Narrative Painting in Renaissance Venice
Caroline told us about the narrative paintings of Venice and their important rôle in shaping the Venetian identity at a time of great social and political uncertainty.
Wednesday 13 May 2015
Patsy Erskine-Hill on Imperial Russia: Tzars and Serfe
Patsy told us about the two “great” Russians (Peter the Great and Catherine the Great) and their influence on the Russia of their times. We also learnt about the serf painters who were the often unacknowledged artists who helped to create the glitter and grandeur of Imperial Russia.